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Their Own Desire (1929)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 27 December 1929 (USA)
Lally is a rich girl whose father writes books and plays Polo. After 23 years of marriage, he decides to divorce his wife, and marry Mrs. Chevers. This sours Lally on all men, while on ... See full summary »

Director:

E. Mason Hopper

Writers:

Sarita Fuller (from the novel by), Frances Marion (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Norma Shearer ... Lucia (Lally) Marlett
Belle Bennett ... Harriet Marlett
Lewis Stone ... Henry (Hal) Marlett
Robert Montgomery ... John Douglas (Jack) Chevers
Helene Millard ... Beth Chevers
Cecil Cunningham ... Aunt Caroline
Henry Hebert ... Uncle Nate
Mary Doran ... Suzanne
June Nash June Nash ... Mildred
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Storyline

Lally is a rich girl whose father writes books and plays Polo. After 23 years of marriage, he decides to divorce his wife, and marry Mrs. Chevers. This sours Lally on all men, while on vacation she meets Jack, who succeeds in stealing her heart. The trouble begins when Lally discovers that Jack is the son of Beth Chevers, her father's illicit lover. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 December 1929 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Caprichos See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Goofs

Tire tracks of the camera vehicle on the turf of the polo field at the beginning of the picture. See more »

Quotes

John Douglas Cheever: See, you can dance.
Lucia 'Lally' Marlett: No kid.
John Douglas Cheever: How many fellas have told you that?
Lucia 'Lally' Marlett: Oh, as many as ever danced with me.
John Douglas Cheever: How many is that?
Lucia 'Lally' Marlett: Ever so.
John Douglas Cheever: If you pucker your lips again that way I'll - Has anyone ever kissed you?
Lucia 'Lally' Marlett: What do you think?
John Douglas Cheever: Come on outside.
Lucia 'Lally' Marlett: No.
[...]
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Alternate Versions

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer also released this movie in a silent version. See more »


Soundtracks

Blue Is the Night
(1929) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Fred Fisher
Sung by Chester Gaylord at the resort dance
Played as background music often
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a VERY cool old movie
13 February 2005 | by twlambSee all my reviews

I watched and enjoyed this old first of the talkies. I it always cool for me to think of what life must have been prior to the depression and all of todays discoveries and new way of life. My mother was born in 1921, so I think of her life then. She would have been eight years old at this time. The cars , the actors, the dress is very nice and wonderfully done. I watch quite a lot of these old movies of this era, most were still silent at this point. This must have been one of the first of the 'talkies'. Just think what it was like to have no TV but to basically go to the movies for all you watched including news reals. It must've been great living in these days.


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