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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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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)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

John Gilbert was initially cast as Carlos Margoli. Promised to be his comeback role after a string of flops, he filmed a few Technicolor costume tests with Marlene Dietrich (whom he was dating at the time). He had a heart attack in his dressing room only days before shooting started and was immediately replaced by John Halliday. A few days after his abrupt replacement, Gilbert died of alcohol-induced heart failure. 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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Featured in Marlene Dietrich: Her Own Song (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Luminous - Bravo Borzage
12 December 2003 | by (New York, USA) – See all my reviews

Maybe some of the others have viewed a different film, or neglect the fact that this was filmed over 60 years ago. To me this is a brilliant movie --- at times witty, exciting, sensual and altogether satisfying. Dietrich and Cooper, how promising (again) and Borzage, sophisticated and classy, who could ask for more?


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