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Desire (1936)

Desire (1936)






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In this film, a beautiful, sophisticated woman uses her considerable charms to con a jeweler out of a pearl necklace worth a fortune. She, a notorious jewel thief, then heads for Paris, leaving a stodgy psychiatrist framed for her crime.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Edwin Justus Mayer, Waldemar Young, Samuel Hoffenstein
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 26, 1994
Criterion Collection


Marlene Dietrich
as Madeleine de Beaupre
Gary Cooper
as Tom Bradley
John Halliday
as Carlos Margoli
William Frawley
as Mr. Gibson
Ernest Cossart
as Aristide Duval
Akim Tamiroff
as Police Official
Alan Mowbray
as Dr. Edouard Pauquet
Zeffie Tilbury
as Aunt Olga
Stanley Andrews
as Customs inspector
Harry Antrim
as Chauffeur
Armand Kaliz
as Jewelry Clerk
Gaston Glass
as Jewelry Clerk
Alden Chase
as Hotel Clerk
Albert Pollet
as French Policeman
George Davis
as Garage Man
Constant Franke
as Border Official
Robert Emmett O'Conn...
as Customs Official
Rafael Blanco
as Haywagon Driver
Tony Merlo
as Waiter
George MacQuarrie
as Clerk With Gun
Robert E. O'Connor
as Customs Official
Rollo Lloyd
as Clerk in Mayor's Off...
Alfonso Pedroza
as Oxcart Driver
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All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Desire is a most unusual and extremely fertile example of artistic cross-pollination between two very different auteurs: Frank Borzage and Ernst Lubitsch.

Full Review… | July 28, 2006
Slant Magazine

As perfect a soufflé of a romantic comedy as you're likely to find -- and with two people who define star power.

Full Review… | May 24, 2006
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Full Review… | May 24, 2003

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