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Their Own Desire (1929)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 27 December 1929 (USA)
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 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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Goofs

Tire tracks of the camera vehicle on the turf of the polo field at the beginning of the picture. See more »

Quotes

Lucia 'Lally' Marlett: Gee, Dad, that goal was a peachy one. Just a dandy shot!
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She's Got the Boy Friend Blues
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Written by Reggie Montgomery and George Ward
Sung by a Group at the resort
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culture study, not cinematic art
10 February 2005 | by (Chapel Hill, NC) – See all my reviews

I rate this movie highly not because it's all that great but because it's a fascinating piece of movie history. There are no seamless edits

  • the end of one take often doesn't match up with the beginning of the
next. Scriptwise, more is implied than said. In one conversation, Norma Shearer is clearly about to say the word "mistress", but bites her lip and spits out the name of her father's paramour instead. Yet fifteen minutes later she's standing in a slip while brushing her hair, and her nipples are clearly outlined through the fabric. Shocking, I tell you! My favorite scene was the dance sequence, which features a wonderful, haunting piece of music called "Blue Is The Night" by Fred Fisher.

Overall this movie was interesting as an exercise in contrast and comparison with modern films. There are better films from that era - there were probably better films made that week - but I didn't mind spending 65 minutes with these people. I was duly entertained.


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