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All I Desire (1953)

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

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Dutch Heinemann
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Joyce Murdoch
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Sara Harper
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Russ Underwood
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Ted Murdoch
Lotte Stein ...
Dayton Lummis ...
Col. Underwood
Fred Nurney ...
Hans Peterson
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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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Although the exact date is not given, reference is made to Halley's Comet, which appeared in April, 1910. 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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Unfinished Symphony
("Symphony #8") (uncredited)
Composed by Franz Schubert (begun in 1822)
Instrumental version heard during poetry reading.
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Douglas Sirk drama with a nice eye for detail...
15 February 2008 | by See all my reviews

Barbara Stanwyck plays turn-of-the-century woman who once left behind her husband and children to pursue a career as a stage-actress; now she's back, at least temporarily, to attend her daughter's graduation. Potentially compelling premise is needlessly set in the 1900s (why not adjust the scenario for the modern age? The narrative certainly seems relevant enough). Director Douglas Sirk nearly smothers the proceedings in a rosy, sentimental hue (also needless), though he's a careful, attentive director and gets good performances from his cast (with Stanwyck giving it some grit). Sirk is also wise with the intricate details of story and character, making this an above-average soaper. **1/2 from ****


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