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One Desire (1955)

Approved  |   |  Drama  |  2 September 1955 (USA)
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Circa 1900, runaway boy Nugget arrives in an Oklahoma boom town to find his brother...who's a dealer in the casino section of a palatial bawdy house, and lover of the madam, Tacey Cromwell.... See full summary »

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Tacey Cromwell
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Clint Saunders
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Judith Watrous
Carl Benton Reid ...
Sen. Kenneth A. Watrous
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Seely Dowder
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'Mac' MacBain
Betty Garde ...
Mrs. O'Dell
Barry Curtis ...
Nugget Saunders
Adrienne Marden ...
Marjorie Huggins
Fay Morley ...
Flo
Vici Raaf ...
Kate
Lynn Millan ...
Bea
Smoki Whitfield ...
Sam
Howard Wright ...
Judge Congin
Edward Earle ...
Mr. Hathaway
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Circa 1900, runaway boy Nugget arrives in an Oklahoma boom town to find his brother...who's a dealer in the casino section of a palatial bawdy house, and lover of the madam, Tacey Cromwell. Together, Nugget, Clint, and Tacey seek respectability in a Colorado mining town. Clint finds work at the town's new bank, while Tacey adopts another orphan, Seely. But Clint is pursued by banker's daughter Judith Watrous, who's seemingly sweet but takes ruthless steps to eliminate competition. Result for Tacey: heartbreak, renunciation, and tears a-plenty. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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2 September 1955 (USA)  »

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Son seul amour  »

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No match for her wiles
9 December 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

In thinking over the title One Desire I've concluded it refers to the One Desire that Anne Baxter and Julie Adams have for Rock Hudson. Each wants the whole Rock and not just a piece of it.

Baxter and Hudson play a pair of saloon denizens. She's a house madam and he's a gambler by trade. Both decide they can do much better, especially after Hudson's little brother Barry Curtis arrives with nowhere else to go. Later on the two take in Natalie Wood an orphan girl whose father is killed in a mining accident.

This nice jerry built family is interrupted when Adams who is the spoiled daughter of a Senator and bank president Carl Benton Reid sets her cap for Hudson. She connives to get the kids taken from Baxter as an unfit parent and Hudson being no match for her wiles marries her and Baxter goes back to her old trade.

The surprise here is Julie Adams who usually plays nice women. This was a bit of offbeat casting for her, but she pulls it off. She's as manipulative as Eve Harrington.

An interesting tale, the women are fine, I could not quite grasp Hudson's character as so naive especially with his background as a gambler. You're supposed to learn to read people in that trade.


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