Human Desire

Human Desire (1954)

A rarity on the screen … a RAW slice of life!

  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 1954-08-05
  • User Rating: 6.8/10 from 66 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 31min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Columbia Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
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From 66 Ratings
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Jeff Warren, a Korean War vet just returning to his railroad engineer's job, boards at the home of co-worker Alec Simmons and is charmed by Alec's beautiful daughter. He becomes attracted immediately to Vicki Buckley, the sultry wife of brutish railroad supervisor Carl Buckley, an alcoholic wife beater with a hair trigger temper and penchant for explosive violence. Jeff becomes reluctantly drawn into a sordid affair by the compulsively seductive Vicki. After Buckley is fired for insubordination, he begs her to intercede on his behalf with John Owens, a rich and powerful businessman whose influence can get him reinstated.

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Directing Fritz Lang Director
Camera Burnett Guffey Director of Photography
Editing Aaron Stell Editor
Costume & Make-Up Jean Louis Costume Design
Sound Daniele Amfitheatrof Original Music Composer
Production Lewis J. Rachmil Producer
Art William Kiernan Set Decoration
Directing Milton Feldman Assistant Director
Writing Émile Zola Novel
Writing Alfred Hayes Writer
Art Robert Peterson Art Direction
Sound John P. Livadary Sound