Desert Hearts


1h 31m 1985

Brief Synopsis

While waiting for her divorce papers, a repressed professor of literature is unexpectedly seduced by a carefree, spirited young lesbian.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Romance
Drama
Period
Adaptation
Release Date
1985
Production Company
Pacific Title & Art Studio
Distribution Company
JANUS FILMS/SAMUEL GOLDWYN COMPANY; Janus Films; Mainline Entertainment; Sonar Entertainment
Location
Reno, Nevada, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 31m

Synopsis

While waiting for her divorce papers, a repressed professor of literature is unexpectedly seduced by a carefree, spirited young lesbian.

Crew

Andra Akers

Song Performer ("Lookin' For Someone To Love")

Jeffrey Allen

Song ("Old Cape Cod")

Audrey Allison

Song ("He'Ll Have To Go")

Joe Allison

Song ("He'Ll Have To Go")

Richard Arrington

Makeup

Shirley Barnhart

Stand-In

Linda M Bass

Costume Designer

Beth Bergeron

Sound Effects

Roy Bodkin

Song ("Amigos Guitar")

Rosemary Brandenburg

Set Decorator

John Brasher

Sound Rerecording Mixer

David Brisbin

Art Direction

Johnny Cash

Song Performer ("Get Rhythm")

Johnny Cash

Song

Patsy Cline

Song Performer ("Crazy" "Leavin' On Your Mind")

Natalie Cooper

Screenwriter

Russell Cusick

Stand-In

Shirley Dale

Location Coordinator

Tex Davis

Song ("Be-Bop-A-Lula")

Donna Deitch

Producer

Michael Dill

Location Manager

Kim Dilonardo

Set Dresser

Roberta Doheny

Sound Rerecording Mixer

Roberta Doheny

Sound Effects

Robert Elswit

Director Of Photography

Robert Estrin

Music Consultant

Robert Estrin

Editor

Ella Fitzgerald

Song Performer ("I Wished On The Moon")

Tillman Franks

Song ("Honky Tonk Man")

Terri Fricon

Music Supervisor

Karen Geiger

Production Assistant

Marjorie Gleed

Costumer Assistant (Location)

Lorenz Hart

Song ("Blue Moon")

Howard Hausey

Song ("Honky Tonk Man")

Buddy Holly

Song Performer ("Rave On")

Johnny Horton

Song Performer ("Honky Tonk Man")

Johnny Horton

Song

Whitney R Hunter

Assistant Director

Whitney Hunter

Assistant Director

Ferlin Husky

Song Performer ("Gone")

Jeffrey Jacobsen

Production Assistant

Carol Jefferies

Associate Producer

Gay Jones

Music Supervisor

Alla Kahn

Sound Effects

Austin Kinney

Sound Recording Mixer

Marsha Koff

Production Controller

Churchill Kohlman

Song ("Cry")

Louise Kollenbaum

Title Design

Coni Lancaster

Production Associate

Marty Layton

Camera Assistant

Sally Lear

Casting (Atmosphere)

John D. Loudermilk

Song ("Amigos Guitar")

Mitch Marcus

Camera Assistant

Patricia Mcguire

Production Assistant

Clyde Mcphatter

Song Performer ("Treasure Of Love")

J D Miller

Song ("It Wasn'T God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels")

Lars Nelson

Sound Effects

Willie Nelson

Song ("Crazy")

Jeannine Oppewall

Production Designer

Patti Page

Song Performer ("Old Cape Cod")

Dorothy Parker

Song ("I Wished On The Moon")

Terry Perez

Stand-In

George W Perkins

Assistant Director

Norman Petty

Song ("Rave On")

Webb Pierce

Song Performer ("Wondering")

Webb Pierce

Song ("Leavin' On Your Mind")

Elizabeth Pinkul

Production Assistant

Elvis Presley

Song Performer ("When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold")

Serge Prokofiev

Music Extract ("March" From "Suite For Three Oranges")

Ralph Rainger

Song ("I Wished On The Moon")

Johnnie Ray

Song Performer ("Cry")

Johnny Ray

Song Performer

Jim Reeves

Song Performer ("He'Ll Have To Go")

Richard Rodgers

Song ("Blue Moon")

Smokey Rogers

Song ("Gone")

Claire Rothrock

Song ("Old Cape Cod")

Jane Rule

Source Material (From Novel)

Reanon Rusk

Costumer Assistant

J Shapiro

Song ("Treasure Of Love")

Cameron Shilly

Stand-In

Marina Spadafora

Costumer Assistant

Lou Stallman

Song ("Treasure Of Love")

Gene Sullivan

Song ("When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold")

Cami Taylor

Co-Producer

Leslie Thompson

Other

Bill Tilghman

Song ("Rave On")

Gene Vincent

Song

Gene Vincent

Song Performer ("Be-Bop-A-Lula")

Vance Wait

Production Assistant

Wiley Walker

Songs ("When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold" "Leavin' On Your Mind")

Bill Welch

On-Set Dresser

Kitty Wells

Song ("Amigos Guitar")

Kitty Wells

Song Performer ("It Wasn'T God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels" "Amigos Guitar")

Joe Werner

Song ("Wondering")

Sonny West

Song ("Rave On")

Milt Yakus

Song ("Old Cape Cod")

Patricia Yeckley

Stand-In

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Romance
Drama
Period
Adaptation
Release Date
1985
Production Company
Pacific Title & Art Studio
Distribution Company
JANUS FILMS/SAMUEL GOLDWYN COMPANY; Janus Films; Mainline Entertainment; Sonar Entertainment
Location
Reno, Nevada, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 31m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Limited Release in United States July 19, 2017

Released in United States August 1985

Released in United States June 5, 1990

Released in United States Spring April 4, 1986

Re-released in United States on Video November 7, 1995

Shown at New York International Festival of Lesbian and Gay Film in New York City June 5, 1990.

Began shooting August 6, 1984.

Released in United States Spring April 4, 1986

Released in United States June 5, 1990 (Shown at New York International Festival of Lesbian and Gay Film in New York City June 5, 1990.)

Limited Release in United States July 19, 2017 (New York)

Re-released in United States on Video November 7, 1995

Released in United States August 1985 (Shown at Telluride Film Festival August 1985.)