Human Desires

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Human Desires
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American release poster
Directed by Burton George
Written byBurton George
Louis Stevens
Produced by F.J. Nettlefold
Starring Marjorie Daw
Clive Brook
Juliette Compton
Distributed by Gaumont British Distributors
Film Booking Offices of America (US)
Release date
  • November 1924 (1924-11)
Running time
7 reels
CountryUnited Kingdom
Language Silent (English intertitles)

Human Desires is a 1924 British silent romance film directed by Burton George and starring Marjorie Daw, Clive Brook and Juliette Compton. [1] It is also known by the alternative title of Love's Bargain.



As described in a film magazine review, [2] Joan Thayer, ambitious for a stage career, becomes a wife in name only to Georges Gautier, a wealthy and influential banker. She loves the young poet Henri Regnier, but he fears to ask her to marry him because of his poverty. She cannot learn to care for her husband, and a former mistress of Georges' complicates things. When Georges realizes that Joan does not care for him, he secures a divorce. Joan gives up her stage ambitions and marries her poet, while the husband is left with his memories.


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  1. Low p. 385
  2. "New Pictures: Love's Bargain", Exhibitors Herald, 21 (2): 46, 4 April 1925, retrieved 2 January 2022PD-icon.svg This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain .