Human Desire

(1954)

Overview

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.

  1. Fritz Lang

    Director

  2. Émile Zola

    Novel

  3. Alfred Hayes

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Glenn Ford

    Glenn Ford

    Jeff Warren

  2. Gloria Grahame

    Gloria Grahame

    Vicki Buckley

  3. Broderick Crawford

    Broderick Crawford

    Carl Buckley

  4. Edgar Buchanan

    Edgar Buchanan

    Alec Simmons

  5. Kathleen Case

    Kathleen Case

    Ellen Simmons

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Human Desire
Human Desire

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Status Released

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  • August 5, 1954
    Theatrical

    Meaning

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 31m

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