Desire

Elegant romantic comedy in the style of Lubitsch (who produced), but lacking his nudging innuendo thanks to Borzage's less cynical romanticism. Dietrich is the spritely, sophisticated jewel thief who uses naive young Cooper to smuggle a necklace from France into Spain, only for love to bloom despite the difference in their moral outlooks. Marlene's best movie away from Sternberg, it's relaxed, funny and charming.

Release details

Duration: 96 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Frank Borzage
Screenwriter: Waldemar Young, Samuel Hoffenstein, Edwin Justus Mayer
Cast: William Frawley
John Halliday
Marlene Dietrich
Gary Cooper
Akim Tamiroff
Alan Mowbray
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