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Their Own Desire (27-Dec-1929)

Director: E. Mason Hopper

Writers: James Forbes; Frances Marion

From novel by: Sarita Fuller

Music: William Axt

Keywords: Romantic Drama

Henry Marlett announces he is leaving his wife of 23 years to marry Mrs. Cheever, who is also divorcing; later on holiday with her mother, Henry's daughter Lally meets a nice boy, Jack, who turns out to be Mrs. Cheever's son. Dated MGM talkie which now views like a flimsy soap opera. Norma Shearer received an Oscar nomination for Best Actress.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Robert Montgomery
21-May-1904 27-Sep-1981 Mr. and Mrs. Smith
Norma Shearer
10-Aug-1902 12-Jun-1983 The Divorcee
Lewis Stone
15-Nov-1879 12-Sep-1953 Judge James Hardy


Norma Shearer   ...   Lucia Marlett ("Lally")
Belle Bennett   ...   Harriet Marlett
Lewis Stone   ...   Henry Marlett ("Hal")
Robert Montgomery   ...   John Douglas Cheever
Helene Millard   ...   Beth Cheever
Cecil Cunningham   ...   Aunt Caroline Elrick
Henry Hebert   ...   Uncle Nate Elrick
Mary Doran   ...   Suzanne Elrick
June Nash   ...   Mildred Elrick


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