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All This, and Heaven Too -- Oscar-winning Bette Davis and Oscar-nominee Charles Boyer star in this romantic drama about a French nobleman who falls in love with his childrens governess.

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Director:
Writers:
Rachel Field (by)
Casey Robinson (screen play)
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Release Date:
13 July 1940 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
When lovely and virtuous governess Henriette Deluzy comes to educate the children of the debonair Duc de Praslin... See more » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 3 Oscars. See more »
User Reviews:
Trial By His Peers See more (52 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Bette Davis ... Henriette Deluzy-Desportes

Charles Boyer ... Duc de Praslin
Jeffrey Lynn ... Henry Martyn Field

Barbara O'Neil ... Duchesse de Praslin

Virginia Weidler ... Louise
Helen Westley ... Madame LeMaire
Walter Hampden ... Pasquier

Henry Daniell ... Broussais

Harry Davenport ... Pierre
George Coulouris ... Charpentier
Montagu Love ... Marechal Sebastiani
Janet Beecher ... Miss Haines

June Lockhart ... Isabelle
Ann E. Todd ... Berthe (as Ann Todd)
Richard Nichols ... Reynald
Fritz Leiber ... Abbe Gallard
Ian Keith ... DeLangle
Sibyl Harris ... Mlle. Maillard
Edward Fielding ... Dr. Louis

Mary Anderson ... Rebecca Jay
Ann Gillis ... Emily Schuyler

Peggy Stewart ... Helen Lexington
Victor Kilian ... Gendarme
Madge Crane ... Madame Gauthier (as Mrs. Gardner Crane)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Egon Brecher ... Doctor (uncredited)
Doris Bren ... Agnes Brevoort (uncredited)
Carmen Bretta ... Maxine - Frances' Maid (uncredited)
Virginia Brissac ... Nun (uncredited)
Georgia Caine ... Lady at the Theatre (uncredited)
Glen Cavender ... Jean (uncredited)
Cora Sue Collins ... Louise de Rham (uncredited)

Maurice Costello ... Extra (uncredited)
Claire Du Brey ... Nun (uncredited)
Gloria Fisher ... Kate Delancey (uncredited)
Mary Forbes ... Lady at the Theatre (uncredited)
Brenda Fowler ... Nun (uncredited)
Betty Jane Graham ... Clara Parker (uncredited)
Betty Jean Hainey ... Elizabeth Ward (uncredited)
Creighton Hale ... Ship's Officer (uncredited)
Leyland Hodgson ... Captain (uncredited)
Anne Howard ... Isabelle Loullard (uncredited)

Marilyn Knowlden ... Marianna Van Horn (uncredited)
Vera Lewis ... Queen Amélia of France (uncredited)
Eric Mayne ... Member of the Court (uncredited)

Natalie Moorhead ... Lady at the Theatre (uncredited)
Susanne Ransom ... Dora Vanderbilt (uncredited)

Frank Reicher ... Police Official (uncredited)
Christian Rub ... Loti (uncredited)
Ellinor Vanderveer ... Opera Spectator in King's Group (uncredited)
Jeanne Wells ... Mary Simpson (uncredited)
Lottie Williams ... Servant (uncredited)

Directed by
Anatole Litvak 
 
Writing credits
Rachel Field (by)

Casey Robinson (screen play)

Produced by
David Lewis .... associate producer
Hal B. Wallis .... executive producer
Anatole Litvak .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Max Steiner 
 
Cinematography by
Ernest Haller (director of photography) (as Ernie Haller)
 
Film Editing by
Warren Low (film editor)
 
Art Direction by
Carl Jules Weyl 
 
Costume Design by
Orry-Kelly (costumes)
 
Makeup Department
Perc Westmore .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Jack L. Warner .... in charge of production
Al Alleborn .... unit manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Irving Rapper .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sherry Shourds .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Robert B. Lee .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Byron Haskin .... special effects
Rex Wimpy .... special effects
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Don Siegel .... montage (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Leo F. Forbstein .... musical director
Hugo Friedhofer .... orchestral arrangements
 
Other crew
Bernard DeRoux .... technical advisor (as Bernard Deroux)
Irving Rapper .... dialogue director
 
Crew verified as complete


Production Companies
  • Warner Bros. (presents) (as Warner Bros. Pictures Inc.) (A Warner Bros.-First National Picture) (An Anatole Litvak Production)
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141 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Victor System)
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Trivia:
A snow globe features in the movie. Snowglobes are thought to have originated in France in the early 1800s and contained many tiny chips of fine porcelain.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): As he lays sick, the governess has Raynald count the segments of tangerine. She starts out counting the first three with him. She interrupts her own count to speak with the Duke, but Raynald continues on. When the governess resumes the count with Raynald, the actual tangerine piece is segment number 7. She mistakenly calls it number 10 and continues with the count from there.See more »
Quotes:
Duc de Praslin:Would it be any comfort to you to know that my only happiness will be in knowing I am sharing your loneliness.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Stardust: The Bette Davis Story (2006) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Loti's SongSee more »

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Trial By His Peers, 25 November 2008
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Bette Davis as a rule did not do period pictures. So while All This And Heaven Too is something of an odd fish among her body of work, it doesn't mean it's not good and Bette is more than up to the task. She plays a children's governess who gets herself all caught up in a scandal involving her employer, a Duke played by Charles Boyer.

The film is based on a true story involving the death of the Duke's wife in this played in an Academy Award nominated performance for Best Supporting Actress by Barbara O'Neil. Bette plays a young woman engaged as a children's governess by a couple whose marriage is already coming apart when she goes to work there. Bette wins the children's affection and that of Boyer even though it is unspoken throughout most of the film, but the undying hatred of O'Neil.

They've got a strange arrangement, the money is all on Barbara's side and her imperious father Montagu Love controls the purse strings. And these are nobility and there are different rules for them. Note after O'Neil dies and Boyer and Davis are arrested how differently as nobility and commoner they are treated.

Interestingly enough another film made around the same time showed the exact same situation. Boyer can only be tried by a jury of HIS peers, meaning the nobility. In The Earl Of Chicago when Robert Montgomery kills Edward Arnold he reserves the right to be tried by the House of Lords in that film.

Whether Boyer was guilty and how complicit Davis actually was in the film and in real life is left up in the air. Remember this was a film made under the infamous Code and a film made now on the same story, might be a little more realistic.

But when you went to a Charles Boyer film and this is his film more than Bette's you wanted and expected romance. Boyer is indeed a tortured and romantic soul, which is what his public paid to see.

All This And Heaven Too is a fine romantic film from a director of same, Anatole Litvak. Besides O'Neil's nomination for Best Supporting Actress which she lost to Jane Darwell for The Grapes Of Wrath that year, it was up for Best Picture and for Best Black and White Cinematography. It's dated because of the Code restrictions, but still wonderful entertainment.

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