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Daisy Kenyon (1947)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 25 December 1947 (USA)
Daisy Kenyon (Joan Crawford) is a commercial artist living in New York City and having a 'back street' affair with a married lawyer, Dan O'Mara (Dana Andrews), whom she hopes to marry as ... See full summary »

Director:

Otto Preminger

Writers:

David Hertz (screenplay), Elizabeth Janeway (based on novel by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joan Crawford ... Daisy Kenyon
Dana Andrews ... Dan O'Mara
Henry Fonda ... Peter Lapham
Ruth Warrick ... Lucille O'Mara
Martha Stewart ... Mary Angelus
Peggy Ann Garner ... Rosamund O'Mara
Connie Marshall ... Marie O'Mara
Nicholas Joy ... Coverly
Art Baker ... Lucille's Attorney
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Storyline

Daisy Kenyon (Joan Crawford) is a commercial artist living in New York City and having a 'back street' affair with a married lawyer, Dan O'Mara (Dana Andrews), whom she hopes to marry as soon as he divorces his nagging wife Lucille (Ruth Warrick). Meanwhile, she meets a returning world-war-two veteran, Peter Lapham (Henry Fonda), a nice and decent man, whom she marries. Dan gets his divorce and then tries to persuade Daisy to leave her loving husband. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Two kinds of men...two kinds of love...in her life...and when she chooses, it must be forever! (original print ad) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Entre el amor y el pecado See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Dan states that Honor thy Father and Mother is the 4th commandment, but it's actually the 5th commandment. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the movie, there are snow chains already on the wheels when Daisy leaves the cottage at the cape. No one had been to the cape since it had snowed. See more »

Quotes

Mary Angelus: Want to tell me where you're going, so I'll have something to lie about?
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Connections

Referenced in Preminger: Anatomy of a Filmmaker (1991) See more »

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Surprisingly Excellent
14 March 2008 | by YxklyxSee all my reviews

I've seen about a dozen Preminger films and this is my favorite. I wasn't expecting too much once the movie began because it seemed I had seen this all done before but Preminger's characters (as is usually the case) are much more realistic than typical Hollywood movies of this era. The characterization actually compares favorably to foreign films of the time, like for example Quai des Orfèvres from the same year; this movie could easily have been a French production. I'm not much a fan of Crawford or Fonda but this is probably the best I've seen Fonda; and Crawford was just fine. Dana Andrews is superb - probably his best movie! What made this movie for me was that I could relate to all three main characters - in many ways they are more ideas (or philosophies) than actual people but the odd thing is that the line was so blurred that even though I knew this was the case I still enjoyed them as people. What puts this above the other Premingers I've seen is the very tight script, the fast pacing, and three fully realized characters that came across not only as real but as themes in themselves. Add in a memorable supporting cast and everything just blends together to make a perfect concoction.


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