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All This, and Heaven Too -- Bette Davis and Charles Boyer star in this romantic drama about a French nobleman who falls in love with hischildrens governess, causing a tragic scandal in 19th-century France.


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Rachel Field (by)
Casey Robinson (screen play)
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Release Date:
13 July 1940 (USA) See more »
When lovely and virtuous governess Henriette Deluzy comes to educate the children of the debonair Duc de Praslin... See more » | Full synopsis »
Nominated for 3 Oscars. See more »
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A long but moving Warner Bros. prestige picture See more (52 total) »


  (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)

Additional Details

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141 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Victor System)
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:U (video) | USA:Approved (PCA #6089)

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The budget for this film was ridiculously high for a Warner Brothers production; Warner Brothers was famed for releasing films with low production costs. Jack Warner wanted a film that would be similar to "Gone with the Wind" and spared no expense in trying to achieve his goal.See more »
Anachronisms: The Duchess of Praslin is seen licking envelopes in which she has placed letters to her husband, the Duc de Praslin. This film is set in the 1840s; gummed envelopes would not be invented for another 100 years. Correspondence in the 1840s would not be placed in a #10 business envelope anyway as seen in the film. The letters would be be placed in another sheet of paper and then sealed over with a wax seal or simply folded over and sealed with a wax seal, sometimes a ribbon set in the wax as well.See more »
Duchesse de Praslin:Mademoiselle Deluzy, just a moment.
Henriette Deluzy-Desportes:But madame, I'm supposed to... monsieur's downstairs...
Duchesse de Praslin:Monsieur's downstairs, yes. I am here to make sure that you understand this time you've gone too far, mademoiselle. You are to leave this house into which you've brought evil and sin!
Henriette Deluzy-Desportes:Yes, madame, there is evil in this house, but it was here before I came. Twas not I who brought it.
Duchesse de Praslin:What intrigue there is beneath that mask of innocence! It was not enough for you to be a governess! No, you had to conspire to become the mistress of my household! To steal from me everything that was mine, including the affections of my children!
Henriette Deluzy-Desportes:Affections can not be stolen, madam, they are given freely or not at all. If you'd ever been a mother to your children, if you'd earned their love instead of driving them away nothing I could've done would ever make them turn away from you to...
Duchesse de Praslin:You've used them shamelessly to attract him! To separate him from me!
Henriette Deluzy-Desportes:Is it possible you've finally deceived yourself into believing...
Duchesse de Praslin:Have you not one shred of decency? How dare he'd entice you to come here to confess that you and he... to admit openly without delicacy that you...
Henriette Deluzy-Desportes:Why do you stop? I challenge you to accuse me of what you know is not true!
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20 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
A long but moving Warner Bros. prestige picture, 17 February 2003
Author: Heath McEwan from Stonehaven, Scotland

Based upon the popular 1937 novel written by Henriette Duluzy Desporte's grandneice, one Rachel Field, this movie was a prime vehicle for Bette Davis. This was considered Warners big "prestige" picture for 194O, and it shows: no expense in the production costs were spared, it's an exceptionally finely crafted motion picture. Based upon factual incidents, the story tells of how the notorious 1847 murder of the Dutchess (played with venomous relish by the tall & stately Barbara O'Neil) made Henriette the most notoriously suspicious and despised woman in Europe for a time. Originally, O'Neil's interpretation of the horrendously neurotic Dutchess was played looking a disheveled, unkempt mess physically. The producers thought her appearance would be a bit too uncooth for viewers to endure, but that decision robbed O'Neil of a far more effective characterization. As Henriette, Davis is much more subdued than normal, and her performance is genuinely affecting: another victorious portrait added to her quickly growing gallery of unforgettable heroines and vixens. Charles Boyer is fine as the Duc; he and Davis have a most interesting, classy chemistry between them. The children include Richard Nichols (as the adorable Raynald), Virginia Weidler and June Lockhart. Anatole Litvak's direction keeps this 14O minute saga flowing: the result is a handsome period piece which is done in old Hollywood's best style.

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