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All I Desire
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Director:
Writers:
James Gunn (screenplay) and
Robert Blees (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
July 1953 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Now He Knew Her as Other Men Had!
Plot:
In 1910, a wayward mother re-visits the family she deserted. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Movie Poster of the Week: The Posters of Barbara Stanwyck
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One of the first of the Sirk sudsers See more (14 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Barbara Stanwyck ... Naomi Murdoch

Richard Carlson ... Henry Murdoch

Lyle Bettger ... Dutch Heinemann
Marcia Henderson ... Joyce Murdoch
Lori Nelson ... Lily Murdoch

Maureen O'Sullivan ... Sara Harper

Richard Long ... Russ Underwood
Billy Gray ... Ted Murdoch
Lotte Stein ... Lena Engstrom
Dayton Lummis ... Col. Underwood
Fred Nurney ... Peterson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Donald Kerr ... Comic (scenes deleted)
Lois Austin ... Mrs. Underwood (uncredited)

Bobby Barber ... Porch Loafer (uncredited)
Margaret Bert ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Henry Blair ... Senior (uncredited)
Lela Bliss ... Belle Stanton (uncredited)
Virginia Brissac ... Mrs. Tomlin (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ... Man in Audience at Play (uncredited)
Budd Buster ... (uncredited)
Wheaton Chambers ... Mr. Atkins (uncredited)
Edmund Cobb ... Hack Driver (uncredited)
Alan DeWitt ... Printer (uncredited)
Helen Dickson ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Sally Fraser ... Daughter in Auditorium (uncredited)

Brett Halsey ... John Lexington in Play (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton ... Man in Audience at Play (uncredited)
Jack Hardin ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Henry Hoople ... Clay (uncredited)
Thomas E. Jackson ... Dr. Philip Tomlin (uncredited)
Pat Lane ... Father (uncredited)
Mary Newton ... Mrs. Atkins (uncredited)

George Selk ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Jill Taylor ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Gloria Tucker ... Bit Role (uncredited)

Stuart Whitman ... Dick in Play (uncredited)
Guy Wilkerson ... Clem (uncredited)

Guy Williams ... Ticket Taker (uncredited)
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Directed by
Douglas Sirk 
 
Writing credits
James Gunn (screenplay) and
Robert Blees (screenplay)

Gina Kaus (adaptation)

Carol Ryrie Brink (novel "Stopover") (as Carol Brink)

Produced by
Ross Hunter .... producer
 
Original Music by
Henry Mancini (uncredited)
Herman Stein (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Carl E. Guthrie  (as Carl Guthrie)
 
Film Editing by
Milton Carruth 
 
Art Direction by
Alexander Golitzen 
Bernard Herzbrun 
 
Set Decoration by
Russell A. Gausman 
Julia Heron 
 
Costume Design by
Rosemary Odell 
 
Makeup Department
Joan St. Oegger .... hair stylist
Bud Westmore .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Mack D'Agostino .... unit manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joseph E. Kenney .... assistant director (as Joseph E. Kenny)
 
Sound Department
Leslie I. Carey .... sound
Robert Pritchard .... sound
James V. Swartz .... sound (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Joseph Gershenson .... musical director
Daniele Amfitheatrof .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Milton Rosen .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Hans J. Salter .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Frank Skinner .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
David Tamkin .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Edward Ward .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Kenny Williams .... choreographer
Jack Daniels .... dialogue director (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
79 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Finland:S | Sweden:15 | USA:Approved (PCA #16364)

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Trivia:
Shooting title was "Stopover."See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 won't laugh too loud or make jokes or speak to the riffraff. I knew before I married you.
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Unfinished SymphonySee more »

FAQ

I have heard that Carol Brink is a beautiful person.
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4 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
One of the first of the Sirk sudsers, 5 August 2002
Author: marjot from Kansas City, MO

Barbara Stanwyck seemed a little haggard but still managed a fine performance in this Douglas Sirk-directed sudser which preceded his other more famous movies such as "Imitation of Life", "All That Heaven Allows" and "Written on the Wind", among others.

The movie was good, although I thought the only charachters with any life to them were Barbara, Richard Long and Lori Nelson, who portrayed her overly-eager daughter Lily. The other charachters were rather drab, although this is due in large part to the material they were given.

A special added treat to watch for is when Barbara and Richard Long (later playing mother and son in "Big Valley") dance the "Bunny Hug".

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