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Desire Me (1947)

Approved | | Drama, Romance, War | 31 October 1947 (USA)
Shortly after WWII, flashbacks tell the story of Marise, her husband Paul, and Jean, who was imprisoned with Paul in a German camp. While attempting to escape from the camp Paul is shot, ... See full summary »

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Shortly after WWII, flashbacks tell the story of Marise, her husband Paul, and Jean, who was imprisoned with Paul in a German camp. While attempting to escape from the camp Paul is shot, and Jean goes to see Marise, confirming the news she had gotten already about Paul's death. Jean has fallen in love with Marise through the stories Paul told him, and wants to stay with her in the seaside town in Brittany where Paul owned a small business. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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31 October 1947 (USA)  »

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A Woman of My Own  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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This film received its USA television premiere in Los Angeles Tuesday 13 November 1956 on KTTV (Channel 11), followed by Philadelphia Saturday 2 February 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6) and by New York City Monday 4 March 1957 on WCBS (Chanel 2); in San Francisco it first aired 31 December 1957 on KGO (Channel 7). See more »

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Jean Renaud: Only frightened people are religious.
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underrated cinematic poetry
25 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just finished viewing "Desire Me" (bad title, I admit), which I began with a bit of trepidation--so off-putting was its reputation as an MGM stinker--but I found myself drawn into its unique realm mainly by the compelling performances of G. Garson and R. Hart. Sadly, R. Mitchum, one of my favorite actors of all time, had little on screen time in which to create a character of depth. Perhaps the filmmakers didn't realize that they had (unintentionally?) created a fine piece of magic realism--the almost mythic setting in a remote and traditionally mystical part of France (the realm of Breton-Arthurian legend and the arcane spiritual 4th dimension of the Celts), land of fog and mists. There are the "singing pool" that Garson shows to Hart, the doppelganger figures of Hart and Mitchum, a deeply troubled Garson's brave navigation of the rough emotional waters between these two men, the superbly photographed climax in deep fog in which one could scarcely distinguish between Mitchum and Hart. The only jarring note was the badly read voice-over introducing a saccharine tone into the concluding moments of the film. I think this is a must-see for anyone claiming to be a knowledgeable fan of 1940s films.


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