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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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Dan O'Mara
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Peter Lapham
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Lucille O'Mara
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Mary Angelus
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Rosamund O'Mara
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Marie O'Mara
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Art Baker ...
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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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25 December 1947 (USA)  »

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Entre el amor y el pecado  »

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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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When Daisy backs out of the garage, the passenger window is down. A few minutes later, she wrecks the car and the window is up (and cracked). See more »

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Dan O'Mara: Anything logical makes me want to fight for some reason.
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Starts off well but becomes predictable
3 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Commerical artist Daisy Kenyon (Joan Crawford) is in love with married Dan O'Mara (Dana Andrews). She wants him but realizes he'll never divorce his wife (Ruth Warrick). She instead marries a man she doesn't love (Henry Fonda) to break it off with Dan completely. But things don't turn out all that well...

This starts off as a very interesting Crawford movie. It's beautifully shot in a film noir style which gives an appropriate tone to the film. She plays a woman who wants to move ahead but can't because of her love for the wrong man. The direction is good, the dialogue sharp and the acting is great by Andrews (never more romantic) and Crawford (never stronger). But it falls apart completely at the halfway mark and turns into a dreary romantic triangle. The ending especially was SO predictable it had me rolling my eyes. Still this is worth seeing for the direction and acting alone. Also there's a strong subplot dealing with child abuse! So this is worth seeing. I give it a 7.


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