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Desire (1936)

 -  Comedy | Romance | Crime  -  11 April 1936 (USA)
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An automotive engineer bound for a holiday in Spain meets a sultry jewel thief.

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Madeleine de Beaupre
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Tom Bradley
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Carlos Margoli
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Mr. Gibson
Ernest Cossart ...
Aristide Duvalle
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Avilia, Police Official
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Dr. Maurice Pauquet (mistakenly listed in end credits as Dr. Edouard Pauquet)
Zeffie Tilbury ...
Aunt Olga
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George MacQuarrie ...
Clerk With Gun (scenes deleted)
Robert Emmett O'Connor ...
Customs Official (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

Madeleine steals a string of pearls in Paris and uses US engineer Tom, who is driving on his vacation to Spain, to get the pearls out of France, but getting the pearls, back from him proves to be difficult without falling in love. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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LOVE WAS HER PRECIOUS LOOT! (original print ad - all caps)

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Comedy | Romance | Crime

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Release Date:

11 April 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Pearl Necklace  »

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Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on December 1, 1940 with Marlene Dietrich reprising her film role. See more »

Quotes

Aristide Duvalle: Cigarette?
Madeleine de Beaupre: No, thank you, I don't smoke.
Aristide Duvalle: Nor do I. A barbaric habit. One fills one's lungs and other people's eyes with smoke.
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I'm Driving a Bronson 8
Music from "Cielito Lindo", written by Quirino Mendoza
Sung a cappella by Gary Cooper several times
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22 January 2006 | by (England) – See all my reviews

I bought this film from the Netherlands as unfortunately it isn't on sale in the UK,i don't know why,sadly its been forgotten like so many others of this era.I thought the film was very ahead of its time,the characters are very interesting,you have the likable but scheming lady jewell thief,who is so classy,and then you have the handsome but not to clever American tourist,together they make great comedy,this is both stars at their best,you can tell they are enjoying the parts their playing in this film.Also strangely enough the costumes and vintage cars don't date the film at all,it only adds to the appeal,this is a great film to watch if you love old cars,because there is some beautiful models shown in this film.And the costumes are very classy,and interesting.Its an old film,that hasn't dated,it just gets more interesting with age,as I've said its a shame its not on sale in the UK,as we do have a lot of old car enthusiasts.


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