The Desired Woman
Directed byMichael Curtiz
Written byAnthony Coldeway
Story byDarryl F. Zanuck
StarringIrene Rich
William Russell
William Collier Jr.
CinematographyConrad Wells
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • August 27, 1927 (1927-08-27)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

The Desired Woman is a 1927 American silent drama film directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Irene Rich, William Russell and William Collier Jr.[1][2] It is now considered to be lost.[3][4] It was produced and distributed by Warner Bros. The film was based on a story by Darryl F. Zanuck, who was credited under the pseudonym Mark Canfield.


Lady Diana marries Captain Maxwell of the British Army in England. However, when her husband is posted to a remote post in the Sahara Desert she finds her life increasingly difficult. He becomes insanely jealous and threatens anyone who comes near his wife. He posts two subordinates on dangerous missions. Wearied by her experiences, she agrees to elope with one of them.


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