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Writers:
David Hertz (screenplay)
Elizabeth Janeway (novel)
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Release Date:
25 December 1947 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Commercial artist Daisy Kenyon is involved with married lawyer Dan O'Mara, and hopes someday to marry him... See more » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
Daisy, Daisy, Tell Me Your Answer, Do See more (32 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Joan Crawford ... Daisy Kenyon

Dana Andrews ... Dan O'Mara

Henry Fonda ... Peter Lapham

Ruth Warrick ... Lucille O'Mara
Martha Stewart ... Mary Angelus
Peggy Ann Garner ... Rosamund O'Mara
Connie Marshall ... Marie O'Mara
Nicholas Joy ... Coverly
Art Baker ... Lucille's Attorney
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jimmy Ames ... Cab Driver (uncredited)
Monya Andre ... Mrs. Ames (uncredited)
Don Avalier ... Hotel Captain (uncredited)
Griff Barnett ... Will Thompson (uncredited)
John Butler ... First Cab Driver (uncredited)
Les Clark ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Robert Cole ... Stork Club Headwaiter (uncredited)
John Davidson ... Mervyn, O'Mara's Butler (uncredited)
Jay Eaton ... Stork Club Patron (uncredited)
Franklyn Farnum ... Man leaving Courtroom (uncredited)

John Garfield ... Himself - Cameo appearance (bar in Stork Club) (uncredited)
Victoria Horne ... Marsha, Dan's Secretary (uncredited)
Mauritz Hugo ... Mr. Ames (uncredited)
Robert Karnes ... Jack, Dan's Assistant Attorney (uncredited)

Norman Leavitt ... Fourth Cab Driver (uncredited)
Leonard Lyons ... Himself - in Stork Club (uncredited)

Mae Marsh ... Woman Leaving Apartment (uncredited)
Marion Marshall ... Law Office Telephone Operator (uncredited)
Charles Meredith ... Judge (uncredited)
Robert Neury ... Hotel Captain (uncredited)
William H. O'Brien ... Bartender at Stork Club (uncredited)

Roy Roberts ... Quint - Dan's Attorney (uncredited)
Damon Runyon ... Himself - Cameo appearance (bar in Stork Club) (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Stork Club Manager (uncredited)
Ann Staunton ... Secretary (uncredited)

George E. Stone ... Waiter (uncredited)
Tito Vuolo ... Dino (uncredited)
Walter Winchell ... Walter Winchell (uncredited)

Directed by
Otto Preminger 
 
Writing credits
David Hertz (screenplay)

Elizabeth Janeway (novel)

Produced by
Otto Preminger .... producer
 
Original Music by
David Raksin 
 
Cinematography by
Leon Shamroy (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Louis R. Loeffler  (as Louis Loeffler)
 
Art Direction by
George W. Davis  (as George Davis)
Lyle R. Wheeler  (as Lyle Wheeler)
 
Set Decoration by
Thomas Little 
Walter M. Scott 
 
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
 
Sound Department
Eugene Grossman .... sound
Roger Heman Sr. .... sound (as Roger Heman)
 
Visual Effects by
Fred Sersen .... special photographic effects
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charles Le Maire .... wardrobe director
 
Editorial Department
Lyman Hallowell .... apprentice editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Alfred Newman .... musical director
Edward B. Powell .... orchestrator (as Edward Powell)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
99 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
3 Channel Stereo (Western Electric Recording) (5.0) (L-R)
Certification:
Finland:S | USA:Approved (certificate #12489)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
Mary Angelus:Want to tell me where you're going, so I'll have something to lie about?See more »
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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Daisy, Daisy, Tell Me Your Answer, Do, 5 August 2008
Author: robert-temple-1 from United Kingdom

This film is the latest release in the Fox Film Noir DVD series. Although it is not a noir film at all, but is instead a potent emotional melodrama, this does not matter. We don't complain, do we, when splendid DVDs of classic films are released under any pretext from those perfectly preserved negatives sitting in California archives crying in unison: 'Release me! Release me!' Anything directed by Otto Preminger is welcome. He may have been a nightmare as a person, but his films were terrific. This film is beautifully directed, and the lighting by Ken Shamroy and the sets by art directors George David and Lyle Wheeler all combine to give tremendous atmosphere to a film which could so easily have had none. Shamroy's lighting is not only good because of the shadows, but the subtle ways he picks out the faces and the eyes. Those were the days! Who can do that so well now? The Hollywood stars then knew how to play to their lights in order to deify themselves to still higher celestial orders. In those days, facial surgery took place by lighting methods, and there was no need for the knife. I am far from being a Joan Crawford admirer, but although she was an even worse nightmare than Preminger as a person, she can act with fantastic, mesmeric power when she wants to. And she does so here. The story is about a confused 'independent woman' of the immediate postwar era who is a mistress of a self-absorbed cad and the wife of a perversely self-denying idealist. Which shall she choose? She dithers with all the uncertainty of a woman in love who is not sure with whom. Does she go for the strong and cruel one, or the weak and adoring one? (Animal instinct always urges the former, on the premise that it is a better breeding prospect for the species that the strong, however cruel, should procreate.) Dana Andrews, usually a nice guy in films, here does a very good job of being a real jerk. Henry Fonda always found it easy, with his relaxed, gangly walk of a hillbilly, to be Mr. Nice Guy, since after all, only nice guys walk like that. He doesn't have a lot of acting to do, but what is needed is there. (No need to chew gum or 'baccy' this time.) This love triangle is greatly aided by a spectacular performance in a supporting role by Ruth Warrick as a harridan wife of Dana Andrews, although the fact that she is a child abuser who beats up her own little girl is severely down-played in the film. There are some wonderful small touches: a garrulous taxi driver reciting endless boring statistics about his trade, and a glassy-eyed couple who descend the stairs and do not say hello, the woman surprisingly being former silent film star Mae Marsh! Yes, it is a pity about the Greenwich Theatre being gone, not to mention Pennsylvania Station, of the interior of which we get a glimpse. This is a powerful soap opera story raised to a higher level by the talent involved.

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