All I Desire (1953)
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The dark corners in [Douglas] Sirk's America are first explored in All I Desire...
Audience Reviews for All I Desire
Sustained by wonderful performances, especially by Barbara Stanwyck, the story is engaging and develops in unexpected ways
*** (out of four)
Good old fashioned melodrama with a wonderful Barabra Stanwyck at her most likeable. Though the plot offers few surprises and is quite contrived at times, Ms Stanwyck is worth the watching.
Stanwyck plays a vetran Vaudville stage performer who returns home to her family after having abandoned them ten years earlier. Her appearance opens old wounds and excites old flames.
Barbara Stanwyck didn't make that many period pieces, so it is a bit of an unusual role for her. As always, she is magnificent. Good costumes and sets, a bit on the melodramatic side but still very interesting. Okay supporting cast. Not one of Stanwyck's best, but it remains a fine film.
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