Desire in the Dust (1960) - Rotten Tomatoes

Desire in the Dust (1960)





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Raymond Burr was already three years into Perry Mason when he decided to return to his movie-villain roots with Desire in the Dust. Burr, playing the patriarch of a Southern family, befriends the ex-convict (Ken Scott) who'd supposedly killed Burr's son in an auto accident. Actually the accident was caused by Burr's daughter (Martha Hyer), who hopes that she can buy the accused man's silence and thus secure her daddy's political future. The ex-con goes along with the deception, having fallen in love with the daughter, but soon learns that Burr plans to double-cross him. Based on a novel by Harry Whittington.


Raymond Burr
as Col. Ben Marquand
Martha Hyer
as Melinda Marquand
Ken Scott
as Lonnie Wilson
Joan Bennett
as Mrs. Marquand
Brett Halsey
as Dr. Ned Thomas
Edward Binns
as Luke Connett
Jack Ging
as Peter Marquand
Anne Helm
as Cass Wilson
Maggie Mahoney
as Maude Wilson
Margaret Field
as Maude Wilson
Douglas Fowley
as Zuba Wilson
Kelly Thordsen
as Sheriff Wheaton
Rex Ingram
as Burt Crane
Irene Ryan
as Nora Finney
Paul Baxley
as Thurman Case
Elemore Morgan
as Conductor
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Stilted soaper that features heavy breathing throughout.

March 12, 2009 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

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