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Desire (1936)

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

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(play) (as Hans Szekely), (play) (as R.A. Stemmle) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

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Tom Bradley
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Carlos Margoli
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Mr. Gibson
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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)
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Aunt Olga
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Clerk With Gun (scenes deleted)
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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

Ernst Lubitsch directed some scenes because of Frank Borzage's prior commitment at Warner Bros. 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 Visions of Light (1992) See more »

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Desire
(uncredited)
Music by Friedrich Hollaender
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Written for the movie and possibly used instrumentally
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Excellent comedy
9 April 2007 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

This is one of those films that I had heard of and never thought it would be this good.The second teaming of Gary Cooper and Marlene Dietrich, six years after "Morocco", is a sheer delight.They have a beautiful chemistry in this movie.She is alluring and mysterious,and he is the naive but charming American everyman.This is perhaps the first time Cooper used this screen persona,which he did so well in later comedies.There are two hilarious supporting performances by Alan Mowbray and Ernest Cossart as Dietrich's easy victims of the jewel theft.This comedy is what I would call sophisticated,elegant and witty. Here we have Cooper and Dietrich at their best and watch them having fun together.


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