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All I Desire an early exercise in [[Performer~P111684~Douglas Sirk~douglassirk]] Baroque, is set at the turn of the century. Long divorced from her husband [[Performer~P84185~Richard Carlson~richardcarlson]], itinerant actress [[Performer~P67643~Barbara Stanwyck~barbarastanwyck]] returns to her home town to watch her daughter perform in a high school play. [[Performer~P67643~Stanwyck~barbarastanwyck]] 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 [[Performer~P95216~Ross Hunter~rosshunter]] intervened, tacking on an unbelievably upbeat denouement. This artistic outrage evidently didn't hurt [[Performer~P95216~Hunter~rosshunter]]'s relationship with director [[Performer~P111684~Douglas Sirk~douglassirk]], inasmuch as the two would continue to successfully collaborate in the future. All I Desire is based on a novel by Carol Brink. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

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

Crew

Douglas Sirk
Director
Ross Hunter
Producer
Robert Blees
Screenwriter
Gina Kaus
Screenwriter
Carl Guthrie
Cinematographer
Herman Stein
Composer (Music Score)
Henry Mancini
Composer (Music Score)
Joseph E. Gershenson
Composer (Music Score)
Joseph E. Gershenson
Musical Direction/Supervision
Alexander Golitzen
Art Director
Bernard Herzbrun
Art Director
Julia Heron
Set Designer
Rosemary Odell
Costume Designer
Kenny Williams
Choreography
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