Of Love and Desire (1963)

97 mins | Melodrama | 1963

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HISTORY

Filmed in Mexico. Working titles: The Forsaken Garden and In a Secret Garden ... More Less

Filmed in Mexico. Working titles: The Forsaken Garden and In a Secret Garden . More Less

CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
Asst dir
PRODUCER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITORS
Film ed
Assoc film ed
MAKEUP
Coiffure
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod supv
Unit prod mgr
Prod asst
SOURCES
SONGS
"Katherine's Theme," words and music by Ronald Stein
sung by Sammy Davis.
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
The forsaken garden
In a secret garden
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 11 September 1963
Copyright Claimant:
New World Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
21 August 1963
Copyright Number:
LP26270
Physical Properties:
Sound
RCA
Color
De Luxe
Duration(in mins):
97
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Among the wealthy socialites living in Mexico City are Katherine Beckman and her half brother, Paul. When Paul hires Steve Corey, an American engineer, to supervise the construction of some mining operations, the promiscuous Katherine lures him to her house for the night. As their affair blossoms into love, Paul becomes so jealous that he arranges for Katherine to see her former lover, Gus Cole. Although Katherine resists Gus's advances, she eventually has too much to drink and Gus forces himself upon her. When she awakens, she attempts to kill herself by slashing her wrists, but Steve arrives in time to save her. During her convalescence she explains to Steve that her behavior is an attempt to compensate for having refused to give herself to her first love, a young soldier killed during World War II. The understanding Steve persuades her to marry him and leave Mexico City. As she returns home to pack, she is confronted by Paul, who confesses his incestuous desires. Shocked by the revelation, she runs out into the night. But Steve finds her and promises her a new ... +


Among the wealthy socialites living in Mexico City are Katherine Beckman and her half brother, Paul. When Paul hires Steve Corey, an American engineer, to supervise the construction of some mining operations, the promiscuous Katherine lures him to her house for the night. As their affair blossoms into love, Paul becomes so jealous that he arranges for Katherine to see her former lover, Gus Cole. Although Katherine resists Gus's advances, she eventually has too much to drink and Gus forces himself upon her. When she awakens, she attempts to kill herself by slashing her wrists, but Steve arrives in time to save her. During her convalescence she explains to Steve that her behavior is an attempt to compensate for having refused to give herself to her first love, a young soldier killed during World War II. The understanding Steve persuades her to marry him and leave Mexico City. As she returns home to pack, she is confronted by Paul, who confesses his incestuous desires. Shocked by the revelation, she runs out into the night. But Steve finds her and promises her a new life. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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