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Of Love and Desire (1963)

American engineer Steve Corey comes to Mexico to work at one of the mining projects owned by Katherine Beckman and her half-brother Paul. He meets Katherine, and the man he is replacing, ... See full summary »

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Katherine Beckmann
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Steve Corey
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Paul Beckmann (as Curt Jurgens)
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Gus Cole
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Bill Maxton (as Steve Brody)
Eduardo Noriega ...
Mr. Dominguez (as Edward Noriega)
Rebeca Iturbide ...
Mrs. Renard (as Rebecca Iturbide)
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Mrs. Domínguez (as Elsa Cardenas)
Tony Carbajal ...
Dr. Renard
Aurora Muñoz ...
Maria
Félix González ...
Engineer (as Felix Gonzalez)
Felipe de Flores ...
Julio (as Felipe Flores)
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American engineer Steve Corey comes to Mexico to work at one of the mining projects owned by Katherine Beckman and her half-brother Paul. He meets Katherine, and the man he is replacing, Bill Maxton, tells him that Katherine is his for the asking..."all you have to do is touch her---she goes off like fireworks. There were plenty of guys before me, and there'll be plenty after me." Steve finds Katherine as advertised but he falls in love with her. Once he sees that the romance is for real, brother Paul is more than a little displeased at this turn of events and brings back one of Katherine's earlier flames, Gus Cole, to tempt Katherine away from Steve. Half-siblings Katherine and Paul are carrying some baggage from the past it appears. Actually, it is more than appearances and Paul spells it right out before them. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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just watched it again
12 December 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Merle Oberon's performance is good in this, some scenes are better than others, but she worked hard at finding some nuances. One of my favorite scenes is what I call the "church bells scene" where they profess their love, "for 400 years. At least." This is a well-acted and staged scene with much better dialogue than other parts of the film, as if someone else wrote it (?) I would rate this scene pretty high among other similar movie romance scenes.


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