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Daisy Kenyon (1947)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 25 December 1947 (USA)
A commercial artist having an affair with a married attorney becomes involved with a returning soldier and must choose between the two.

Director:

Otto Preminger

Writers:

David Hertz (screenplay), Elizabeth Janeway (based on novel by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joan Crawford ... Daisy Kenyon Lapham
Dana Andrews ... Dan O'Mara
Henry Fonda ... Peter Lapham
Ruth Warrick ... Lucille Coverly O'Mara
Martha Stewart ... Mary Angelus
Peggy Ann Garner ... Rosamund O'Mara
Connie Marshall ... Marie O'Mara
Nicholas Joy ... Coverly
Art Baker ... Lucille's Attorney
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Storyline

Daisy Kenyon (Joan Crawford) is a commercial artist living in New York City and having a 'back street' affair with a married lawyer, Dan O'Mara (Dana Andrews), whom she hopes to marry as soon as he divorces his nagging wife Lucille (Ruth Warrick). Meanwhile, she meets a returning world-war-two veteran, Peter Lapham (Henry Fonda), a nice and decent man, whom she marries. Dan gets his divorce and then tries to persuade Daisy to leave her loving husband. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Taglines:

Two kinds of men...two kinds of love...in her life...and when she chooses, it must be forever! (original print ad) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Entre el amor y el pecado See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Daisy only needs a nickel to make a phone call from the public booth. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the movie, there are snow chains already on the wheels when Daisy leaves the cottage at the cape. No one had been to the cape since it had snowed. See more »

Quotes

Daisy Kenyon: It's a funny thing about being in love. Sometimes it's easier to tell when you are than when you aren't.
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Connections

References Mr. Lucky (1943) See more »

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A womans' movie where the men are not dopes
11 September 2002 | by rontaubeSee all my reviews

I liked this film a lot because it's a rare movie where Joan Crawford doesn't overshadow her male co-stars and here she is pitted up against two fine male actors who match her emotions and intelligence. Dana Andrews was never better stepping out from his usual good guy roles to play a heel with compassion. Mr Andrews acting is both subtle and emotinaly strong. Coming off his strong performance a year earlier in the Best Years of Our Lives he was clearly at his peak at this time. There is a lot going on in this film from suggestions of child abuse on the part of Ruth Warrick to an interesting spin on the theme of infidelity where the most sympathetic character is the "other" woman Daisy Kenyon. I can see why this role would have appealed to Ms. Crawford having played variotions on it in "The Women" and "Rain" among others throughout her career. She is the wise one here and it makes the movie very interesting for that reason. I won't say who wins her in the end but it leaves a nice smile on your face and you have a little laugh to boot.


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