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Daisy Kenyon
Publication Information:
Beverly Hills, CA : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2008]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (99 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details:
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono., dual layer, NTSC.
Target Audience:
Not rated.
Fox film noir ; 23
Language Note:
English dialogue, English, Spanish or French subtitles; closed-captioned.
General Note:
Title from container.

Based on the novel by Elizabeth Janeway.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1947.

Special features: 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 is a lovelorn commercial artist caught in a romantic triangle with two men-- one she loves but cannot have and one whose love she cannot return. While in an emotionally draining love affair with married attorney Dan O'Mara, who refuses to leave his wife, she meets returning Army sergeant Peter Lapham-- a decent and gentle man who instantly falls in love with her. Although she carries a torch for Dan, she knows Peter will give her the secure life she desires and agrees to marry him. But when Dan divorces his wife, Daisy is suddenly torn between her obligations and her passions.


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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