All I Desire
All I Desire (1953)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 1, 1953
DVD Release Date: September 12, 1995
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Sean Axmaker

The dark corners in [Douglas] Sirk's America are first explored in All I Desire...

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Derek Smith
Cinematic Reflections

[It] may be the most ironic statement on the disturbing allure of 50s suburbia that Sirk ever made.

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Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

Sustained by wonderful performances, especially by Barbara Stanwyck, the story is engaging and develops in unexpected ways

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Dennis Schwartz
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All the flaws cannot be attributed to Sirk, who does fine work slicing up small-town America's bourgeois life.

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