All I Desire

All I Desire

Director: Douglas Sirk Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Richard Carlson, Lyle Bettger


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All I Desire an early exercise in Douglas Sirk Baroque, is set at the turn of the century. Long divorced from her husband Richard Carlson, itinerant actress Barbara Stanwyck returns to her home town to watch her daughter perform in a high school play. Stanwyck decides to turn over a new leaf and devote herself to the daughter she's never known. This she finds next to impossible, thanks to ugly small-town gossip attending her return. The film was obviously building up to an unhappy ending, but producer Ross Hunter intervened, tacking on an unbelievably upbeat denouement. This artistic outrage evidently didn't hurt Hunter's relationship with director Douglas Sirk, inasmuch as the two would continue to successfully collaborate in the future. All I Desire is based on a novel by Carol Brink.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/11/2015
UPC: 0025192194696
Original Release: 1953
Source: Universal Mod
Sales rank: 11,908

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Barbara Stanwyck Naomi Murdoch
Richard Carlson Henry Murdoch
Lyle Bettger Dutch Heinemann
Marcia Henderson Joyce Murdoch
Maureen O'Sullivan Sara Harper
Lori Nelson Lily Murdoch
Richard Long Russ Underwood
Lotte Stein Lena Engstrom
Dayton Lummis Col. Underwood
Fred Nurney Peterson
Charles Hand Actor
Guy Williams Actor
Billy Gray Ted Murdoch
Brett Halsey Actor

Technical Credits
Douglas Sirk Director
Alexander Golitzen Art Director
Robert Blees Screenwriter
Miton Carruth Editor
Russell A. Gausman Set Decoration/Design
Joseph E. Gershenson Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
James Gunn Screenwriter
Carl Guthrie Cinematographer
Julia Heron Set Decoration/Design
Bernard Herzbrun Art Director
Ross Hunter Producer
Gina Kaus Screenwriter
Henry Mancini Score Composer
Rosemary Odell Costumes/Costume Designer
Herman Stein Score Composer
Kenneth Williams Choreography

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