WriterFrances Marion, James Forbes Release dateDecember 27, 1929 (1929-12-27) Based onthe novel
by Sarita Fuller CastRobert Montgomery (John Douglas Cheever), Norma Shearer (Lucia 'Lally' Marlett), Lewis Stone (Henry 'Hal' Marlett), Belle Bennett (Harriet Marlett), Helene Millard (Beth Cheever), Cecil Cunningham (Aunt Caroline) Similar moviesGattaca, John Q, Gandhi, Jane Eyre, Bruce Almighty, The Mist
Their own desire 1929
Their Own Desire is a 1929 American pre-Code romantic drama film starring Norma Shearer, Belle Bennett, Lewis Stone, Robert Montgomery, and Helene Millard. The film was adapted by James Forbes and Frances Marion from the novel by Sarita Fuller, and was directed by E. Mason Hopper.
Shearer was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress, but lost to herself, for The Divorcee.
Their own desire blue is the night
A young woman is upset by the knowledge that her father is divorcing her mother in order to marry another woman. Her own feelings change, however, when she falls in love with a young man who turns out to be the son of her father's new love.
Norma Shearer as Lucia 'Lally' Marlett
Belle Bennett as Harriet Marlett
Lewis Stone as Henry Marlett
Robert Montgomery as John Douglas Cheever
Helene Millard as Beth Cheever
Cecil Cunningham as Aunt Caroline Elrick
Henry Hebert as Uncle Nate Elrick
Mary Doran as Suzanne Elrick
June Nash as Mildred Elrick
The pool scenes in which John Cheever meets Lally Marlett for the first time were filmed at the Norconian Resort Supreme competition diving and swimming pools. While the diving boards and three diving platforms are long gone, the two Norconian pools are still intact, though worse for wear as of 2008, in the middle of what is now the California Rehabilitation Center in Norco, California.