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One Desire (1955)

 -  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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Complete credited cast:
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Son seul amour  »

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Hell Hath No Fury Like A Woman Scorned
8 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Anne Baxter really delivers as a dance hall queen who gives everything up to pursue boyfriend Clint Saunders to a booming Colorado town.

On the way, she not only raises Clint's kid brother, she rears Ceilie, beautifully played by Natalie Wood. How is her kindness rewarded? She loses both children and ultimately Clint to the senator's daughter, who is viciously played by Julie Adams, the former Mrs. Ray Danton. Adams steals the picture as a conniving woman who will stop at nothing to get and keep Saunders.

The exciting ending with the underlying message of evil to him (her) who does evil is wonderful. A **** film in every sense of the word.


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