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Their Own Desire (1929)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 27 December 1929 (USA)
Lally is a rich girl whose father writes books and plays Polo. After 23 years of marriage, he decides to divorce his wife, and marry Mrs. Chevers. This sours Lally on all men, while on ... See full summary »

Director:

E. Mason Hopper

Writers:

Sarita Fuller (from the novel by), Frances Marion (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Norma Shearer ... Lucia (Lally) Marlett
Belle Bennett ... Harriet Marlett
Lewis Stone ... Henry (Hal) Marlett
Robert Montgomery ... John Douglas (Jack) Chevers
Helene Millard ... Beth Chevers
Cecil Cunningham ... Aunt Caroline
Henry Hebert ... Uncle Nate
Mary Doran ... Suzanne
June Nash June Nash ... Mildred
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Lally is a rich girl whose father writes books and plays Polo. After 23 years of marriage, he decides to divorce his wife, and marry Mrs. Chevers. This sours Lally on all men, while on vacation she meets Jack, who succeeds in stealing her heart. The trouble begins when Lally discovers that Jack is the son of Beth Chevers, her father's illicit lover. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Is it the parents of today who are the problems, instead of the younger generation? An unusual and interesting picture of elders with youthful ideas, and what happens when young blood takes a hand.(Print Ad- The Meriden Daily Journal,((Meriden, Conn.)) 21 March 1930) See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 December 1929 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Caprichos See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Goofs

Tire tracks of the camera vehicle on the turf of the polo field at the beginning of the picture. See more »

Quotes

John Douglas Cheever: Oh, relax baby, relax. What's the matter - you afraid to?
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Alternate Versions

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer also released this movie in a silent version. See more »


Soundtracks

She's Got the Boy Friend Blues
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Written by Reggie Montgomery and George Ward
Sung by a Group at the resort
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Notable principally for Norma Shearer
17 October 2000 | by llltdesqSee all my reviews

The movie has a somewhat overheated, strained quality to it, much like a soap opera and is primarily of interest for Norma Shearer's performance, which received a nomination for Best Actress for the 1929-30 Academy Awards, which she lost to herself, winning instead for her performance in The Divorcee, a better role in a much better film. Ms. Shearer was THE actress at the time and did quite well for many years. A good movie that could have been better and largely a curio now.


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