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One Desire (1955)





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The "one desire" of ex-gamblers Rock Hudson and Anne Baxter is to escape their shady former lives and settle down to respectability. Rock and Baxter move to a small town, with Hudson's younger brother (Barry Curtis) and an orphaned girl (Natalie Wood) in tow. Julie Adams, daughter of the town banker, set her sights on Hudson and tries to win him away from Baxter. Adams dies in a convenient-to-the-plotline fire, but everybody else lives happily ever after. Conrad Richter's novel Tracey Cromwell was the base for this 1890s soap opera, produced by Ross Hunter with a veneer of class that the material itself lacks.


Anne Baxter
as Tacey Cromwell
Rock Hudson
as Clint Saunders
Julie Adams
as Judith Watrous
Natalie Wood
as Seely Dowder
Carl Benton Reid
as Sen. Watrous
Betty Garde
as Mrs. O'Dell
Adrienne Marden
as Marjorie Huggins
Robert Hoy
as Fireman
John Day
as Fireman
William Forrest
as Mr. Wellington
Howard Wright
as Judge Congin
John Daheim
as Fireman
Joseph Mell
as Franklin
Guy Wilkerson
as Marshal Coe
Charles W. Gray
as Vernon's Son
Edward Earle
as Mr. Hathaway
Charles H. Gray
as Vernon's Son
Forbes Murray
as Man at Party
Joel Allen
as Mr. Ribbling
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