Human Desire 1954


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.

Directed by: Fritz Lang
Written by: Alfred Hayes
Runtime: 91 minutes
Critics score:
Tagline: A rarity on the screen … a RAW slice of life!
Glenn Ford
Glenn Ford
Jeff Warren 
Gloria Grahame
Gloria Grahame
Vicki Buckley 
Broderick Crawford
Broderick Crawford
Carl Buckley 
Edgar Buchanan
Edgar Buchanan
Alec Simmons 
Kathleen Case
Kathleen Case
Ellen Simmons 
Peggy Maley
Peggy Maley
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Also known as:
  • Begær
  • Desejo Humano
  • Dorinţa Umană
  • Emberi vágy
  • Ihmispeto
  • La bestia humana
  • Ljudska zelja
  • Menselijke Begeerte
  • Mord på nattexpressen
  • Pozadanie
  • Schlafwagen 842
  • The Human Beast
  • To anthropino ktinos
  • Человеческое желание