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Leave Her to Heaven ()


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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.

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Ellen Berent Harland
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Richard Harland
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Ruth Berent
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Russell Quinton
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Mrs. Berent
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Glen Robie
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Dr. Saunders
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Dr. Mason
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Danny Harland
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Leick Thome
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Prison Matron (uncredited)
Guy Beach ...
Sheriff (uncredited)
Audrey Betz ...
Cook at Robie's Ranch (uncredited)
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Mrs. Louise Robie (uncredited)
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Telephone Operator (uncredited)
Harry Depp ...
Catterson - the Chemist (uncredited)
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The Judge (uncredited)
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Train Conductor (uncredited)
Betty Hannon ...
Tess Robie (uncredited)
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Lounge Car Train Passenger (uncredited)
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Lin Robie (uncredited)
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Fisherwoman (uncredited)
Thomas Martin ...
Court Clerk (uncredited)
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Carlson (uncredited)
Hans Moebus ...
Juror (uncredited)
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Medcraft - Mortician (uncredited)
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Bedford (uncredited)
Kay Riley ...
Danny's Nurse (uncredited)
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Norton (uncredited)
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Man (uncredited)

Directed by

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John M. Stahl

Written by

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Jo Swerling ... (screenplay)
 
Ben Ames Williams ... (novel)

Produced by

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William A. Bacher ... producer
Darryl F. Zanuck ... executive producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Alfred Newman

Cinematography by

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Leon Shamroy ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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James B. Clark

Editorial Department

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Lyman Hallowell ... apprentice editor (uncredited)

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Maurice Ransford
Lyle R. Wheeler ... (as Lyle Wheeler)

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Thomas Little
Ernest Lansing ... (uncredited)

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Kay Nelson

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Ben Nye ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Sid Bowen ... unit manager (uncredited)
Raymond A. Klune ... production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Joseph C. Behm ... assistant director (uncredited)
Otto Brower ... second unit director (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Roger Heman Sr. ... sound (as Roger Heman)
E. Clayton Ward ... sound

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Fred Sersen ... special photographic effects
Sol Halperin ... transparency projection shots (uncredited)
Edwin Hammeras ... transparency projection shots (uncredited)
Edward Snyder ... transparency projection shots (uncredited)

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E. Truman Joiner ... key grip (uncredited)
F. Bud Mautino ... second camera (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Sam Benson ... wardrobe supervisor (uncredited)
Eugene Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)

Music Department

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Edward B. Powell ... orchestrator
Lloyd Basham ... music copyist (uncredited)
Russ Cheever ... musician: clarinet (uncredited)
Jay Chernis ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Lois Craft ... musician: harp (uncredited)
Don Cristlieb ... musician: bassoon (uncredited)
Maurice De Packh ... additional orchestrator (uncredited)
James Decker ... musician: french horn (uncredited)
Paul McLarind ... musician: flute (uncredited)
G.R. Menhennick ... musician: viola (uncredited)
Harold Neiderman ... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Alfred Newman ... musical director (uncredited)
Ernie Rosecrans ... music copyist (uncredited)
Sylvia Ruderman ... musician: flute (uncredited)
Herbert W. Spencer ... additional orchestrator (uncredited)
Murray Spivack ... music mixer (uncredited)
Urban Thielmann ... musician: piano (uncredited)
Hrach Yacoubian ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Mary Louise Zeyen ... musician: cello (uncredited)

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Natalie Kalmus ... technicolor director
Richard Mueller ... associate technicolor director
Darryl F. Zanuck ... presenter
Ruth Fox ... research assistant (uncredited)
Frances C. Richardson ... research director (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

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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Taglines The sin she committed in the name of love could not be judged by man...or punished by law! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Péché mortel (France)
  • Que el cielo la juzgue (Spain)
  • Amar Foi a Minha Perdição (Portugal)
  • Minun on kosto (Finland)
  • Smrtel'ný hriech (Slovakia)
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  • 110 min
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Trivia The famous (and dramatic) swimming scene that takes place in the lake for Darryl Hickman's character was in water so cold that the young actor caught pneumonia. 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in House Arrest (1975). See more »
Soundtracks Nocturne, Op. 27, No. 2 See more »
Quotes Ellen Berent Harland: I'll never let you go. Never, never, never.
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