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Desire Me (1947)

Approved | | Drama, Romance, War | 31 October 1947 (USA)
Shortly after WWII, flashbacks tell the story of Marise, her husband Paul, and Jean, who was imprisoned with Paul in a German camp. While attempting to escape from the camp Paul is shot, ... See full summary »

Directors:

Jack Conway (uncredited), George Cukor (uncredited) | 2 more credits »

Writers:

Leonhard Frank (play), Zoe Akins | 2 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Greer Garson ... Marise Aubert
Robert Mitchum ... Paul Aubert
Richard Hart ... Jean Renaud
Morris Ankrum ... Hector Martin
George Zucco ... Father Donnard
Cecil Humphreys Cecil Humphreys ... Dr. Andre Leclair
David Hoffman ... Alex (the postman)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Florence Bates ... Mrs.Lannie (scenes deleted)
Clinton Sundberg ... Salesman (scenes deleted)
Harry Woods ... Joseph (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

Shortly after WWII, flashbacks tell the story of Marise, her husband Paul, and Jean, who was imprisoned with Paul in a German camp. While attempting to escape from the camp Paul is shot, and Jean goes to see Marise, confirming the news she had gotten already about Paul's death. Jean has fallen in love with Marise through the stories Paul told him, and wants to stay with her in the seaside town in Brittany where Paul owned a small business. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Drama | Romance | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Woman of My Own See more »

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Budget:

$4,149,000 (estimated)
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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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During one scene, a huge wave swept Garson and co-star Richard Hart along the jagged rocks of the Monterey coast, inflicting bruises, cuts and back problems on Garson that would require many surgeries and hospital visits in the following months and years. See more »

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Foggy Mental Breakdown
16 July 2009 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

Frenchwoman Greer Garson (as Marise) tells her psychiatrist about her complicated relationship with two men. In flashback, her story begins (mostly) with the arrival of handsome Richard Hart (as Jean) at her coastal cottage, in Normandy. Mr. Hart has some bad news and some good news for Ms. Garson.

The bad news is that he informs her that handsome husband Robert Mitchum (as Paul) has been killed by Nazis. The good news is that he, Hart, has fallen in love with Garson, through the stories told by buddy Mitchum. Lonely, Garson catches Hart bathing, and invites him to stay. Of course, Mitchum returns…

An old storyline, updated for war and psychiatry. This was supposed to be George Cukor's picture, but he left; and, nobody received director's credit. Still, there are some nicely shot scenes, thanks to a nice, albeit too foggy as the film progresses, location. Joseph Ruttenberg photographs Garson and the coast with love.

**** Desire Me (10/31/47) George Cukor ~ Greer Garson, Richard Hart, Robert Mitchum


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