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Their Own Desire (1929)

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Lally is a rich girl whose father writes books and plays Polo. After 23 years of marriage, he decides to divorce his wife, and marry Mrs. Chevers. This sours Lally on all men, while on ... See full summary »

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Lally
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Harriet
Lewis Stone ...
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Jack
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Beth
Cecil Cunningham ...
Aunt Caroline
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June Nash ...
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Lally is a rich girl whose father writes books and plays Polo. After 23 years of marriage, he decides to divorce his wife, and marry Mrs. Chevers. This sours Lally on all men, while on vacation she meets Jack, who succeeds in stealing her heart. The trouble begins when Lally discovers that Jack is the son of Beth Chevers, her father's illicit lover. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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27 December 1929 (USA)  »

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[Lally, having just learned from her father that he is divorcing her mother to marry another woman, enters her mother's room.]
Lucia 'Lally' Marlett: Well, he's washed us up...given us the air.
[Mother weeps inconsolably as Lally lights a cigarette.]
Lucia 'Lally' Marlett: Oh, Mother, haven't you any pride?
Harriet Marlett: [between sobs] Oh Lally! What's pride when you care for a man--when you...when you...really...really care?
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The Wedding March
(1843) (uncredited)
from "A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.61"
Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Hummed by Robert Montgomery
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Fascinating
3 February 2004 | by (Malltown) – See all my reviews

Time travel realized. Its so cool to be able to watch something this damn old. Norma Shearer has a really neat look, pretty but unlike todays starletts, she's believably pretty. Distinctive profile, and sorta googly eyed, and a great body. These films were made before the dreaded Hays Codes, so you get some really sexy shots of her. No bras in those days I guess. The movie is dopey, but on the same level as most of todays television, so its bearable. But again, I study more than watch these old ones, and try to get a feel for what it was like to live back then.


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