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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 ...
Peterson
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Donald Kerr ...
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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 »

Goofs

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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Unfinished Symphony
("Symphony #8") (uncredited)
Composed by Franz Schubert (begun in 1822)
Instrumental version heard during poetry reading.
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Early Douglas Sirk/Universal sudser
27 March 1999 | by (Redwood Shores, California) – See all my reviews

Barbara Stanwyck gives this early Douglas Sirk-directed, Universal-produced soap just the kick that it needs. Not nearly as memorable as Sirk's later melodramas, it's easy to see by watching "All I Desire" where Sirk would be heading artistically in the next few years. Stanwyck is a showgirl who returns to her family in smalltown, U.S.A, after deserting them a decade earlier. Her family and community have mixed emotions in dealing with her shocking return. Some of the cinematography is amazing, and Stanwyck is tough-as-nails and really gives this film a shot of energy. Overall, a fairly good show.


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