Desirable (film)

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Jean Muir in Desirable
Directed by Archie Mayo
Written by Mary C. McCall Jr.
Produced by Edward Chodorov
Starring George Brent
Jean Muir
Cinematography Ernest Haller
Edited by Thomas Pratt
Music by Ray Heindorf
Bernhard Kaun
Heinz Roemheld
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Release date
September 8, 1934 (1934-09-08)
Running time
68 min.
CountryUnited States
Language English

Desirable is a 1934 American drama film directed by Archie Mayo and starring Jean Muir and George Brent. It was released by Warner Bros. The film follows the story of Lois (Jean Muir), the 19-year-old daughter of a famous actress (Verree Teasdale), who has been hidden away at boarding school to protect her mother's image. A scarlet-fever quarantine sends her home to New York City, full of innocent enthusiasm, only to be betrayed by her mother, by the arrogant egotists of her mother's theatrical world and by the haughty social snobs in the upper-crust family whose son her mother persuades her to marry. Mac (George Brent), a friend of her mother's, initially plays an avuncular role, but by the end of the movie they realize that they are in love.



Helen Walbridge (Verree Teasdale) is a famous actress who does not want her true age to be known. She, therefore, keeps her 19-year-old daughter (Jean Muir) secreted away in a boarding school. [1]


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  1. Desirable details,; accessed August 11, 2015.