Daisy Kenyon

Joan Crawford  Actor Dana Andrews  Actor Art Baker  Actor Henry Fonda  Actor Griff Barnett  Actor Ruth Warrick  Actor Martha Stewart  Actor John Davidson  Actor

MPAA Rating: NR
Contains:Questionable for Children

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Daisy Kenyon

UPC: 024543446644

Studio: 20th Century Fox

MPAA Rating: NR   Contains:[Questionable for Children]

Summary: Daisy Kenyon stars Joan Crawford as the eponymous heroine, a Manhattan commercial artist. Daisy is torn between two men: a handsome, married attorney (Dana Andrews) and an unmarried Henry Fonda. Deciding to do the "right thing", Daisy marries Fonda, but carries a torch for the dashing Andrews. When the lawyer divorces his wife, he calls upon Daisy and tries to win her back. She is very nearly won over, but her husband isn't about to give up so easily. Both men argue over Daisy, who is so distraught by the experience that she nearly has a fatal automobile accident. In the end, Daisy realizes that she truly loves Fonda, and gives Andrews his walking papers. Daisy Kenyon is given a contemporary slant with a subplot about child abuse (in a Joan Crawford film!); and, in one scene set at New York's Stork Club, several celebrities (Walter Winchell, Leonard Lyons, John Garfield) make unbilled cameo appearances. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Category: Drama

Features: cc
Audio commentary by film noir historian Foster Hirsch
From journeyman to artist: Otto Preminger at Twentieth Century Fox documentary
Life in the shadows - the making of Daisy Kenyon featurette
Interactive pressbook
Still galleries
Original theatrical trailer

Daisy Kenyon

Format: DVD

Release Date: 03/11/2008

Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 Pre-1954 Standard

Audio: DD1 Dolby Digital Mono

Runtime: 99 Minutes

Sides: 1

Number of Discs: 1

Language(s) English

Subtitles: Spanish,English,French

Region: USA & territories, Canada

Chapters: Disc #1 -- Daisy Kenyon
1. Main Titles [1:15]
2. The Affair [7:36]
3. Daisy's Date [4:06]
4. Interesting Lives [1:55]
5. An Honorable Case [3:13]
6. Argument [3:40]
7. The Proposal [3:07]
8. Returning Home [2:56]
9. Surprising News [3:29]
10. Starting Over [4:48]
11. Building a Life [3:05]
12. Gathering Over Drinks [2:07]
13. Back In The City [1:59]
14. Exposed [1:14]
15. O'Mara to O'Mara [7:07]
16. Gathering Over Drinks [6:53]
17. Divorce Court [:45]
18. Signaled [6:36]
19. Out Of Control [4:13]
20. Scheme / End Titles [4:46]

Craig Butler

Fans of Joan Crawford will have a field day with Daisy Kenyon, one of Crawford's "strong woman stuck in a love triangle" melodramas. But Kenyon should also entertain those who aren't always tuned into Crawford in high melodrama mode. One reason for this is that, while Kenyon has more than its share of soap operatics, it also has a fair share of moments that are of genuine dramatic interest. They're not necessarily revelatory or of high dramatic order, but they are fairly realistic and quite palatable. It also helps that the outcome of the film is kept somewhat in doubt until near the end. Also, while Crawford dominates the film with a star performance as big as her shoulder pads, she also has competition from the quieter but nonetheless powerful performances of Dana Andrews and Henry Fonda. Most helpful, however, is the direction of Otto Preminger and the fluid camerawork of Leon Shamroy. Kenyon is not Preminger's best work, by any stretch, but he makes it a much stronger film than it otherwise would have been. The material does not really seem to engage the director on a personal level, but this has an interesting effect. Preminger sometimes uses Shamroy's camera to intrude into the character's lives, as if he's trying to find something beneath the surface that just isn't there. He occasionally lingers just a second too long on a face or a scene, or frames a performer in a manner that is somehow slightly judgmental. All this adds a slight, welcome weight to the film -- not enough to slow it down or get in the way of the pacing (or, God forbid, of Crawford!), but enough to add a subtle sense of discomfort. Kenyon is no great film, but it's quite entertaining. ~ Craig Butler, Rovi

Cast and Crew: David Hertz  Screenwriter 
Otto Preminger  Director 
Otto Preminger  Producer 
David Raksin  Composer (Music Score) 
Joan Crawford  Actor 
Dana Andrews  Actor 
Art Baker  Actor 
Henry Fonda  Actor 
Griff Barnett  Actor 
Ruth Warrick  Actor 
Martha Stewart  Actor 
John Davidson  Actor 
Peggy Ann Garner  Actor 
Victoria Horne  Actor 
Nicholas Joy  Actor 
Leonard Lyons  Actor 
Connie Marshall  Actor 
Charles Meredith  Actor 
Roy Roberts  Actor 
Tito Vuolo  Actor 
Walter Winchell  Actor 
Fernando Lamas  Actor 
John Butler  Actor 
Les Clark  Actor 
Robert Cole  Actor 
John Garfield  Actor 
Mauritz Hugo  Actor 
Norman Leavitt  Actor 
Marion Marshall  Actor 
Ann Staunton  Actor 
George E. Stone  Actor 
Jimmy Ames  Actor 
Monya Andre  Actor 
Don Avalier  Actor 

Country: USA