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Daisy Kenyon (1947)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 25 December 1947 (USA)
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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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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Joan Crawford later said about this film, "If Otto Preminger hadn't directed it, the picture would have been a mess. It came off. Sort of." 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 »

Quotes

Lucille O'Mara: I don't know what you're doing, but no one expects me to anymore, so it doesn't matter.
Dan O'Mara: You think I know what I'm doing, baby?
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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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