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All I Desire (1953)

 -  Drama  -  July 1953 (USA)
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In 1910, a wayward mother re-visits the family she deserted.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Naomi Murdoch
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Henry Murdoch
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Dutch Heinemann
Marcia Henderson ...
Joyce Murdoch
Lori Nelson ...
Lily Murdoch
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Sara Harper
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Russ Underwood
Billy Gray ...
Ted Murdoch
Lotte Stein ...
Lena Engstrom
Dayton Lummis ...
Col. Underwood
Fred Nurney ...
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Storyline

In 1900, Naomi Murdoch deserted her small-town family to go on the stage. Some ten years later, daughter Lily invites Naomi back to see her in the Riverdale high school play. Her arrival sets the whole town abuzz, wakes up old conflicts, and sets off new emotional storms. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Now He Knew Her as Other Men Had!

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July 1953 (USA)  »

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Stopover  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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This marked the first time Barbara Stanwyk and Richard Long worked together. They became good friends more than a decade before playing mother and son in The Big Valley. See more »

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When Russ and Joyce begin kissing on the porch swing, his nose is on her right. After the cut, they've instantly switched positions so that his nose is now on her left. See more »

Quotes

Henry Murdoch: That was Sara on the telephone.
Naomi Murdoch: Sara?
Henry Murdoch: Sara Harper. She's the drama teacher. They're putting additional chairs in the auditorium. It seems there's sudden demand for seats.
Naomi Murdoch: Well, at least Lily will have a good house.
Henry Murdoch: And you'll be the center of attention.
Naomi Murdoch: [First resentful and the angry] Oh, I'll make a good impression, Henry. That's all you care about, isn't it? Appearances and what other people will think? Well, I'm not the girl from across the tracks who used to embarrass you! Not anymore! I ...
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What a hoot!
17 May 2006 | by (London) – See all my reviews

Saw this film yesterday for the first time and thoroughly enjoyed it. I'm a student of screen writing and I loved the way the minor characters intervened just when something pivotal/climatic happened in a scene.

I thought the dialogue was very sharp and the premise of story is rather shocking - at one particular point Barbara Stanwyck is openly flirting with her daughter's boyfriend; AND rekindling some passion in her husband whom she hasn't seen in ten years; AND with the gunshot signal 'two shots and then one' she hooks up with her old shag mate Dutch (the reason she left town in the first place!) ALL AT THE SAME TIME! The moral majority must have been totally incensed when they saw this flick back in the 50's.

Love the costumes and cinematography and the straight from the hip dialogue - just to watch Barbara Stanwyck and Co doing the 'Bunny Hug' is good enough reason to rent this film on DVD.

One of the best films from that period I've seen in a long time.


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