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Leave Her to Heaven (1945)

Passed | | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance | January 1946 (USA)
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A writer falls in love with a young socialite and they're soon married. But her obsessive love for him threatens to be the undoing of them both, and everyone else around them.

Director:

John M. Stahl

Writers:

Jo Swerling (screenplay), Ben Ames Williams (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gene Tierney ... Ellen Berent Harland
Cornel Wilde ... Richard Harland
Jeanne Crain ... Ruth Berent
Vincent Price ... Russell Quinton
Mary Philips ... Mrs. Berent
Ray Collins ... Glen Robie
Gene Lockhart ... Dr. Saunders
Reed Hadley ... Dr. Mason
Darryl Hickman ... Danny Harland
Chill Wills ... Leick Thome
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Storyline

Novelist Richard Harland and socialite Ellen Berent meet on a train and are attracted to each other. They fall in love and decide to get married. They love each other, in spite of their differences. Ellen's love for Richard is obsessive - possessive, and wants Richard all to herself. Richard learns to what extent Ellen will go to get what she wants, Written by Huggo

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The sin she committed in the name of love could not be judged by man...or punished by law! See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The title is taken from a line from William Shakespeare's "Hamlet". See more »

Goofs

Ellen's method of scattering her father's ashes (flinging the urn from side to side during a horseback ride through the desert) would leave both her and the horse covered in her father's remains. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Berent: There's nothing wrong with Ellen. It's just that she loves too much.
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Deedle Deedle Dum Dum
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Sung by Chill Wills and Darryl Hickman
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Gene Tierney Had Two Personalities
26 August 2005 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

First viewed this film in the 1940's and was captured by the great acting of Gene Tierney,(Ellen Berent Harland),"Black Widow",'54, she was very beautiful and at the same time had a dark side to her appearance and acting in this film. Tierney was perfect in her role as a woman who was very possessive of her husband,(Cornel Wilde) Richard Harland, " Star of India",'53. Richard Harland could hardly breath without his wife watching every move he made and especially when he found time to enjoy her sister, while she was confined to a bed because of being pregnant. Vincent Price,(Russell Quinton),"Madhouse",'74 looked very young and played a lawyer and also great admirer of Ellen Harland. There are veteran actors in this film, Gene Lockhart, as a doctor, who gave a great supporting role. After all these years, I never dreamed this film in the Year 2000 would still be a great success and well commented about. Enjoy Generations to Come.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Leave Her to Heaven See more »

Filming Locations:

Pasadena, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$8,200,000
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Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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