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All I Desire (1953)

Approved | | Drama | 15 October 1953 (Italy)
In 1910, a wayward mother re-visits the family she deserted.

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Joyce Murdoch
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Lily Murdoch
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Russ Underwood
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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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Film debut of Sally Fraser. 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: Naomi, some people just grow old, and others grow up.
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Referenced in Bens Confiscados (2004) See more »

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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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Douglas Sirk exploring the dilemmas of passion
24 April 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a very fine 'early' Douglas Sirk romantic Hollywood melodrama. It was his last black and white and modest budgeted one before he splashed into the Technicolor world of MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION (1954, see my review) the next year, with all the famous films of that kind which followed, and which so stirred the hearts of Middle America. Superb performances in this film by Barbara Stanwyck, Richard Carlson, and Lotte Stern as the maid and housekeeper of the Murdoch family go to make this film something of a classic of its kind, and of course there is Sirk's impeccable direction. The film is based on a novel entitled STOPOVER by Carol Ryrie Brink (1895-1981). It is set in a small town in Wyoming in 1910. Barbara Stanwyk left her husband and children ten years before but has now returned. She meets with a mixed reception. Old passions are aroused, loves and hates start seething, and what will the outcome be? This is a good 'un.


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