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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 »

Director:

Richard Rush

Writers:

Victor Stoloff (story), Jacquine Delessert (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Merle Oberon ... Katherine Beckmann
Steve Cochran ... Steve Corey
Curd Jürgens ... Paul Beckmann (as Curt Jurgens)
John Agar ... Gus Cole
Steve Brodie ... Bill Maxton (as Steve Brody)
Eduardo Noriega ... Mr. Dominguez (as Edward Noriega)
Rebeca Iturbide ... Mrs. Renard (as Rebecca Iturbide)
Elsa Cárdenas ... Mrs. Domínguez (as Elsa Cardenas)
Tony Carbajal Tony Carbajal ... Dr. Renard
Aurora Muñoz Aurora Muñoz ... Maria
Félix González Félix González ... Engineer (as Felix Gonzalez)
Felipe de Flores Felipe de Flores ... Julio (as Felipe Flores)
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor y deseo See more »

Filming Locations:

Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Soundtracks

Katherine's Theme
Sung by Sammy Davis Jr.
Music and Lyrics by Ronald Stein
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it isn't so bad
10 December 2002 | by dimemoriesSee all my reviews

Although you have to be in the right frame of mind to appreciate it. It is an odd, strange, quirky film but I've seen it at least a dozen times if not more and don't tire of it. Ronald Stein's score is terrific, and there was a soundtrack album for this that was fairly faithful to the film's soundtrack. Of course there is more music in the film, but the soundtrack album is worth buying if you like this score (but it is hard to find). This was Merle Oberon's baby, she was behind the production of it and the homes seen in the film were hers.


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