peteg's blog - noise - movies - 2022 07 12 HumanDesire

Human Desire (1954)

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Some misguided Gloria Grahame completism. She had some terrible dialogue that she delivered terribly. Fritz Lang directed. It's a bit of a strange clunker as it didn't innovate on the very stale plot of Eve being responsible for all the evil in the world. On the other hand man is simple: he (Glenn Ford) just wants to drive trains. Or, you know, murder anyone who looks at his wife sideways (Broderick Crawford). The whole thing makes no sense when normie Kathleen Case was right there the whole time, willing and able.

Bosley Crowther at the time. A remake of a Jean Renoir film.