All I Desire (You Belong to Me)
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All I Desire (You Belong to Me)
All I Desire an early exercise in Douglas Sirk Baroque, is set at the turn of the century. Long divorced from her husband Richard Carlson, itinerant actress Barbara Stanwyck returns to her home town to watch her daughter perform in a high school play. Stanwyck decides to turn over a new leaf and devote herself to the daughter she's never known. This she finds next to impossible, thanks to ugly small-town gossip attending her return. The film was obviously building up to an unhappy ending, but producer Ross Hunter intervened, tacking on an unbelievably upbeat denouement. This artistic… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The dark corners in [Douglas] Sirk's America are first explored in All I Desire..."
‑ Sean Axmaker,
"[It] may be the most ironic statement on the disturbing allure of 50s suburbia that Sirk ever made."
‑ Derek Smith, Cinematic Reflections
"Sustained by wonderful performances, especially by Barbara Stanwyck, the story is engaging and develops in unexpected ways"
‑ Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile
"All the flaws cannot be attributed to Sirk, who does fine work slicing up small-town America's bourgeois life."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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