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Human Desire (1954) was a Drama - Film Noir Film directed by Fritz Lang and produced by Lewis J. Rachmil.

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Human Desire (1954): Fritz Lang vs. Jean Renoir

By 4 Star Film Fan on Nov 17, 2019 From 4 Star Films

Edgar Buchanan always annoyed me endlessly on Green Acres reruns, and it’s affected me for a long time. Because only recently have I begun to realize just how broad and robust his body of film work is. He can be categorized with a breed of movie actor that is generally lost in today’s in... Read full article


Day 24 of Noirvember: Human Desire (1954)

By shadowsandsatin on Nov 24, 2017 From Shadows and Satin

These three. Without a doubt, Gloria Grahame is one of my favorite film noir actresses. Her sultry, sin-filled demeanor was practically made for this shadowy era of filmmaking, and in Human Desire, she doesn?t disappoint. Here, she?s Vicki Buckley, a sexy and duplicitous housewife whose feminine wil... Read full article


Human Desire (1954) with Glenn Ford and Gloria Grahame

By Orson De Welles on Jan 21, 2016 From Classic Film Freak

Share This! A rarity on the screen… a RAW slice of life! By 1954 most would say that Fritz Lang’s finest work was behind him, even though he had just come off a surprisingly effective noir thriller in The Big Heat, starring Glenn Ford and Gloria Grahame. For his follow up to Heat, Lang c... Read full article


Human Desire (1954)

By Beatrice on Jul 16, 2014 From Flickers in Time

Human Desire Directed by Fritz Lang Written by Alfred Hayes based on the novel?La Bete Humaine?by Emile Zola 1954/USA Columbia Pictures Corporation First viewing/Columbia Pictures Film Noir Classics II Fritz Lang’s adaptation of Victor Hugo’s La Bete Humaine?features the most fatal of Gl... Read full article


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Ellen Simmons: What would you men do if there were no women around to sew your buttons on ?
Alec Simmons: Without women we wouldn't need any buttons !


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The "Central National" Railroad was portrayed by equipment and properties of the Southern Pacific Railroad.
Lang did not like the title and thought it redundant. "What other kind of desire is there?" is his reported comment.
Fritz Lang had desperately wanted Peter Lorre to play Jeff Warren, but Lang had treated Lorre so abusively during the making of M that the actor refused.
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