GenreDrama, Romance, War Running time1h 31m CountryUS
DirectorJack Conway (uncredited)
George Cukor (uncredited)
Mervyn Le Roy (uncredited)
Victor Saville (uncredited) Release date1947 WriterLeonhard Frank (play), Zoe Akins, Marguerite Roberts, Casey Robinson (adaptation) DirectorsGeorge Cukor, Mervyn LeRoy, Jack Conway, Victor Saville ScreenplayZoe Akins, Marguerite Roberts CastGreer Garson (Marise Aubert), Robert Mitchum (Paul Aubert), Richard Hart (Jean Renaud), Morris Ankrum (Hector Martin), George Zucco (Father Donnard), Cecil Humphreys (Dr. Andre Leclair) Similar moviesGreer Garson and others appear in Desire Me and Adventure
Desire Me is a 1947 American film. It had a troubled production and was issued without a director's credit.
While trying to escape a Nazi prisoner-of-war camp, Paul Aubert is shot, but his friend Jean Renaud manages to get away safely. Jean leaves him for dead and travels to the village of Paul's beloved wife, Marise.
Marise is shocked to discover that Jean knows practically everything about her, Paul having confided in his friend many times in the camp. Jean has fallen in love with her from these stories, but when he makes romantic advances, Marise orders him to leave.
Paul is not dead. He writes a letter to Marise, explaining that he is about to be released from a hospital so he can return to her. Jean intercepts the letter and keeps it from Marise. In time, a relationship between them grows. Marise remains uncertain whether she is being untrue to her husband, who suddenly returns to the village.
Marise is ecstatic to have him back, but confesses her relationship with Jean. Paul confronts his friend over the betrayal and Jean pulls a gun on him. They struggle, and Jean is killed in a fall from a cliff.
Greer Garson as Marise
Robert Mitchum as Paul
Richard Hart as Jean
Cecil Humphreys as Dr. Leclair
George Zucco as Father Donnard
The film earned $1,451,000 in the US and Canada and $1,125,000 elsewhere but because if its huge cost recorded a loss of $2,440,000.