Desire (The Pearl Necklace)
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Desire (The Pearl Necklace)
In this frothy romantic adventure, Marlene Dietrich plays Madeleine de Beaupre, a devious jewel thief. After sneaking a valuable string of pearls away from jeweler Aristide Duval (Ernest Cossart), Madeleine attempts to flee Paris, leaving a trail that will instead implicate psychiatrist Dr. Pauquet (Alan Mowbray). While headed for the Spanish border, she nearly runs into Tom Bradley (Gary Cooper), an American auto engineer vacationing in Europe. Madeleine spots Tom again as she waits to go through Spanish Customs; worried that the stolen pearls will be found in her handbag, she slips them into… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Desire is a most unusual and extremely fertile example of artistic cross-pollination between two very different auteurs: Frank Borzage and Ernst Lubitsch."
‑ Dan Callahan, Slant Magazine
"As perfect a soufflé of a romantic comedy as you're likely to find -- and with two people who define star power."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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