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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 »

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Complete credited cast:
... Lally
... Harriet
... Marlett
... Jack
... Beth
... Aunt Caroline
... Uncle Nate
... Suzanne
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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Caprichos  »

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

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Lucia 'Lally' Marlett: It looks as if our friend Mrs. Cheever were trying to vamp Dad!
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She's Got the Boy Friend Blues
(uncredited)
Written by Reggie Montgomery and George Ward
Sung by a Group at the resort
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Fabulous
30 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

Fast, sexy, hyper articulate and attractive. Relatively simple love story, made extraordinary by powerhouse performance by Norma Shearer, particularly the scene where she confronts her father over his infidelity. Similar to the scene where she confronts her husband in ("I would have forgiven you anything") her Oscar winning performance in "The Divorcée" of that same year. Nominated twice for Oscars third ever outing. I love Robert Montgomery, among "Golden Age of Hollywood's " most frequent leading man to Garbo, Crawford, Shearer et. al. . Lewis Stone is as always great to see. The song (Blue is the Night??) in the middle is sooooo romantic.


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