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Daisy Kenyon (1947)

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Commercial artist Daisy Kenyon is involved with married lawyer Dan O'Mara, and hopes someday to marry him, if he ever divorces his wife Lucille. She meets returning veteran Peter, a decent ... See full summary »

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Daisy Kenyon
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Dan O'Mara
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Peter Lapham
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Lucille O'Mara
Martha Stewart ...
Mary Angelus
Peggy Ann Garner ...
Rosamund O'Mara
Connie Marshall ...
Marie O'Mara
Nicholas Joy ...
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Art Baker ...
Lucille's Attorney
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Commercial artist Daisy Kenyon is involved with married lawyer Dan O'Mara, and hopes someday to marry him, if he ever divorces his wife Lucille. She meets returning veteran Peter, a decent and caring man, whom she does not love, but who offers her love and a more hopeful relationship. She marries him... just as Dan gets a divorce. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Drama | Romance

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25 December 1947 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Joan Crawford's contract stipulated that the set be kept at temperatures that Henry Fonda and Dana Andrews found too cold, so Crawford bought both of them long underwear. See more »

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At the divorce trial, Dan still has the bad scrape on his forehead. Soon after, he's at the cape with Peter and Daisy and his forehead is all healed. See more »

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Dan O'Mara: Anything logical makes me want to fight for some reason.
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References The Woman in the Window (1944) See more »

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A womans' movie where the men are not dopes
11 September 2002 | by (Twin Cities, Minnesota) – See all my reviews

I liked this film a lot because it's a rare movie where Joan Crawford doesn't overshadow her male co-stars and here she is pitted up against two fine male actors who match her emotions and intelligence. Dana Andrews was never better stepping out from his usual good guy roles to play a heel with compassion. Mr Andrews acting is both subtle and emotinaly strong. Coming off his strong performance a year earlier in the Best Years of Our Lives he was clearly at his peak at this time. There is a lot going on in this film from suggestions of child abuse on the part of Ruth Warrick to an interesting spin on the theme of infidelity where the most sympathetic character is the "other" woman Daisy Kenyon. I can see why this role would have appealed to Ms. Crawford having played variotions on it in "The Women" and "Rain" among others throughout her career. She is the wise one here and it makes the movie very interesting for that reason. I won't say who wins her in the end but it leaves a nice smile on your face and you have a little laugh to boot.


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