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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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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)

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)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Although the exact date is not given, reference is made to Halley's Comet, which appeared in April, 1910.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:
Naomi Murdoch:You don't know how unimportant success is until you've had it.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Bens Confiscados (2004)See more »
Soundtrack:
Unfinished SymphonySee more »

FAQ

I have heard that Carol Brink is a beautiful person.
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All I Desire (1953), 10 January 2012
Author: Martin Teller from Portland OR

A failed actress returns to the family, the lover and the small town she abandoned years earlier and sets tongues wagging anew. Does it rank up there with ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS or IMITATION OF LIFE? No, not really. It all wraps up too neatly (the "happy" ending was forced by the producer), Lyle Bettger has the charisma of a toilet brush (why would Barbara Stanwyck ever fall for this lummox?) and it's pointlessly set in the early part of the century. The only rationale I can think of for the latter is that Stanwyck's lack of success would be harder to keep a secret in modern times, but it takes the edge off and makes the whole thing a bit too quaint. However, it's not really a dud, either. It's a tight script, Stanwyck is riveting as always, and Sirk's eye for brilliant framing is hard at work. It makes for a quick, easy watch with some slight subversiveness in its commentary on small town gossip and hypocrisy.

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