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Desire

Desire

Desire

1936 / 95min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: FRANK BORZAGE

CAST: MARLENE DIETRICH, GARY COOPER, JOHN HALLIDAY, WILLIAM FRAWLEY

Dietrich and Gary Cooper reunite in this delightful urbane comedy by Borzage, a master of romantic delirium, here working somewhat after the style of producer Ernst Lubitsch. La Dietrich’s stylish jewel thief stashes a clutch of pearls in the pocket of an upstanding American businessman, and while trying to get back the goods she can’t help but notice the big lug isn’t half bad-looking. An excuse to recall the following lines from the 1936 Times review: “Lubitsch, the Gay Emancipator, has freed Dietrich from von Sternberg’s artistic bondage.” Those were the days.

Desire is part of the series Marlene. Click here for more info.