MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 3,959 this week

Rage in Heaven (1941)

Approved  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  7 March 1941 (USA)
6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 601 users  
Reviews: 21 user | 3 critic

Old friends Ward and Phillip both become smitten with Phillip's mother's attractive young secretary Stella. But Stella marries Phillip and stands by him as his behavior becomes more and ... See full summary »

Directors:

(as W.S. Van Dyke II) , (uncredited) , 1 more credit »

Writers:

(screen play), (screen play), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $5.99 on Amazon Instant Video

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1217 titles
created 28 Jan 2012
 
list image
a list of 116 titles
created 29 May 2013
 
a list of 49 titles
created 28 Jan 2014
 
a list of 575 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 15 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Rage in Heaven" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Rage in Heaven (1941)

Rage in Heaven (1941) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Rage in Heaven.

Videos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A young gentleman goes to Australia where he reunites with his now married childhood sweetheart, only to find out she has become an alcoholic and harbors dark secrets.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotten, Michael Wilding
Drama | Romance | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Three stories about the lives and loves of those who own a certain yellow Rolls-Royce: **First purchased by the Marquess of Frinton for his wife as a belated anniversary present, the ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Asquith
Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Rex Harrison, Shirley MacLaine
Indiscreet (1958)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Anna Kalman is a London based actress. She has been unable to find love in her life. The reason why she came home early from a vacation to Majorca fits into that theme, as the man she met ... See full summary »

Director: Stanley Donen
Stars: Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Cecil Parker
Anastasia (1956)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An opportunistic Russian businessman tries to pass a mysterious impostor as the Grand Duchess Anastasia. But she is so convincing in her performance that even the biggest skeptics believe her.

Director: Anatole Litvak
Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Yul Brynner, Helen Hayes
The Human Voice (TV Movie 1966)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A monologue of a woman talking on the phone with her longterm lover who is about to marry another girl.

Director: Ted Kotcheff
Stars: Ingrid Bergman
Goodbye Again (1961)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In this adaptation of Françoise Sagan's best selling novel, Paula is a beautiful and highly successful 40-year-old businesswoman. She is deeply in love with Roger, her mature consort of ... See full summary »

Director: Anatole Litvak
Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Yves Montand, Anthony Perkins
Biography | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

All her life Englishwoman Gladys Aylward knew that China was the place where she belonged. Not qualified to be sent there as a missionary, Gladys works as a domestic to earn the money to ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Robson
Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Robert Donat, Curd Jürgens
Gaslight (1944)
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Years after her aunt was murdered in her home, a young woman moves back into the house with her new husband. However, he has a secret that he will do anything to protect, even if it means driving his wife insane.

Director: George Cukor
Stars: Charles Boyer, Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotten
Hedda Gabler I (TV Movie 1963)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A scheming woman marries a nice but dimwitted intellectual out of convenience. She hears that her old lover is back in town. She decides to destroy his life, jealous of his love affair with another.

Director: Alex Segal
Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Michael Redgrave, Ralph Richardson
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Catherine and Alexander, wealthy and sophisticated, drive to Naples to dispose of a deceased uncle's villa. There's a coolness in their relationship and aspects of Naples add to the strain.... See full summary »

Director: Roberto Rossellini
Stars: Ingrid Bergman, George Sanders, Maria Mauban
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Lena Bergström works in an office and is unhappily in love with her boss, Johan Borg. She decides to quit. Borg's wife won't have any children, and when she becomes pregnant she has an ... See full summary »

Director: Gustaf Edgren
Stars: Lars Hanson, Karin Kavli, Victor Sjöström
Stimulantia (1967)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A swedish film in eight episodes by directors Ingmar Bergman, Vilgot Sjöman, Lars Görling, Hans Alfredson, Tage Danielsson, Hans Abramson, Jörn Donner, Arne Arnbom, Erland Josephson, Gustaf Molander.

Directors: Hans Abramson, Hans Alfredson, and 7 more credits »
Stars: Hans Abramson, Hans Alfredson, Harriet Andersson
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
Stella Bergen
...
Ward Andrews
Lucile Watson ...
Mrs. Monrell
Oskar Homolka ...
Dr. Rameau (as Oscar Homolka)
Philip Merivale ...
Mr. Higgins
Matthew Boulton ...
Ramsbotham
Aubrey Mather ...
Clark
Frederick Worlock ...
Solicitor-General (as Frederic Worlock)
Francis Compton ...
Bardsley
Gilbert Emery ...
Mr. Black
Ludwig Hardt ...
Durand (as Ludwig Hart)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stuart Hall ...
Traveling Salesman (scenes deleted)
Major McBride ...
Bank Clerk (scenes deleted)
Clive Morgan ...
Traveling Salesman (scenes deleted)
Edit

Storyline

Old friends Ward and Phillip both become smitten with Phillip's mother's attractive young secretary Stella. But Stella marries Phillip and stands by him as his behavior becomes more and more erratic and his jealousy of Ward increases. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

7 March 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alma en la sombra  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

W.S. Van Dyke took over the direction of the movie from Robert B. Sinclair, who became ill shortly after shooting began. Van Dyke was in the Marines, but was granted a 14-day leave to finish the picture. Neither Sinclair nor Van Dyke was available for retakes, which were then directed by Richard Thorpe. See more »

Goofs

The movie commences with a quote, "Heaven hath no rage like love to hatred turned", which it attributes to Milton. The quote is in fact from William Congreve's play The Mourning Bride. See more »

Connections

Featured in Ingrid (1984) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Absurdly rushed ending to melodramatic mess...
28 November 2005 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

RAGE TO HEAVEN is an MGM B-film masquerading as an A-film, with a preposterous script and a very detached looking ROBERT MONTGOMERY playing a role he says he was "forced" to play.

At least INGRID BERGMAN and GEORGE SANDERS do more than walk through their paces. Sanders plays a decent guy, for a change, although most probably the casting would have been better if he had been in the Montgomery role. The story is a triangle involving a man with a past and two people victimized by him being released from an asylum.

As it is, this is old-fashioned melodrama with a Gothic touch, which unfortunately went through three directors. Woody Van Dyke was able to finish the film while on a 14 day leave from the Marines, which accounts for the hurried look of the film's last twenty-five minutes in which all of the final incidents are played at a frantic pace. This becomes so annoying that it's hard to judge the film as anything other than a B-film in search of a decent director, a happily cast leading actor and a script that makes sense. Richard Thorpe had to be called in to finish whatever remaining footage Van Dyke did not shoot.

ROBERT MONTGOMERY did himself no favor by deciding to play his role by the numbers, just to get even with the studio. The film suffers badly from his lack of participation. If ever an actor phoned in his role, this was it.

Worth a look as a curiosity piece--and at least fans of Bergman or Sanders should find their roles satisfying enough. But the absurd abruptness of the final scenes is really disconcerting.

Oscar HOMOLKA gets the award for Biggest Ham Acting as a doctor who holds the secret to Montgomery's past. He makes the role a mixture of comic parody and overly theatrical ham--just another factor that throws the whole film off balance.


10 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
'Rage in Heaven' movie jygoobette
dutch side h.stinissen
By 2:15 Paris time the execution set in London for 3 pm would be over Frolic
Woody Van Dyke on leave from service?! allthumbs
Where can I watch this film? ellie-alcorn
Where can I watch this film? ellie-alcorn
Discuss Rage in Heaven (1941) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?