Desert Hearts (1986)  MGM, Wolfe Video


It’s 1959, and New York English professor Vivian Bell (Helen Shaver) has come to Reno for a quickie divorce. Staying at a dude ranch, she meets the proprietor’s stepdaughter, the sexy casino change-girl Cay Rivvers (Patricia Charbonneau). Despite their differences, sparks fly as free-spirited Cay introduces strait-laced Vivian to the wild-west casino scene and the haunting beauty of the desert. No one is angrier than the dude ranch proprietor (Andre Lindley). And no one is more surprised than the beautiful-but-repressed Vivian when the friendship evolves into unexpected, hot passion.