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All That Heaven Allows (1955) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Douglas Sirk and produced by Ross Hunter.

All That Heaven Allows was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1995.

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All That Heaven Allows (1955, Douglas Sirk)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Nov 17, 2018 From The Stop Button

The third act of All That Heaven Allows is all about agency. Who has it, how they avoid it, why they avoid it. For a while it seems like it?s about Jane Wyman having it, then about Rock Hudson having it. Wyman?s always implied agency, right from the start. Hudson, who doesn?t have a scene from his o... Read full article


DOUBLE BILL #4 All That Heaven Allows (1955) and Written on the Wind (1956)

By Carol Martinheira on Jul 14, 2017 From The Old Hollywood Garden

DOUBLE BILL #4 All That Heaven Allows (1955) and Written on the Wind (1956) On July 14, 2017 By CarolIn Uncategorized Boy, was Douglas Sirk great! I?ve always admired how unapologetically soppy and melodramatic his films were. He was probably the most underrated and mi... Read full article


All That Heaven Allows (1956)

By Beatrice on Feb 9, 2016 From Flickers in Time

All That Heaven Allows Directed by Douglas Sirk Written by Peg Fenwick; story by Edna L. Lee and Harry Lee 1956/USA Universal International Repeat viewing/Netflix rental #314 of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Cary Scott: Doesn’t it? Douglas Sirk’s critique of 50’s mid... Read full article


All That Heaven Allows (1955)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 6, 2015 From 4 Star Films

When I first saw the work of Douglas Sirk, I was immediately struck by how well it seemed to personify 1950s Hollywood. All That Heaven Allows (1955) is little different in its opulence and superficial soap opera tonalities. Except this one, at times, feels a little like it should be a part of a Nor... Read full article


All That Heaven Allows (1955)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 6, 2015 From 4 Star Films

When I first saw the work of Douglas Sirk, I was immediately struck by how well it seemed to personify 1950s Hollywood. All That Heaven Allows (1955) is little different in its opulence and superficial soap opera tonalities. Except for this one, at times, feels a little like it should be a part of a... Read full article


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Kay Scott: Personally, I've never subscribed to that old Egyptian custom.
Cary Scott: What Egyptian custom?
Kay Scott: Of walling up the widow alive in the funeral chambers of her dead husband along with his other possessions. The theory being that she was a possession too. She was supposed to journey into dead with him. The community saw to it. Of course it doesn't happen anymore.
Cary Scott: Doesn't it?


Mona Plash: At the Country Club, Mona advises Sara that the Nortons are together, after all the talk that's been circulating about them. She tells Sara that she certainly must know what's been said.
Sara Warren: Sara answers with, "No, but I'm sure you do!"


Ron Kirby: I can't shoot straight anymore.


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A major part of the movie revolves around the fact that Jane Wyman's character is supposed to be substantially older than Rock Hudson. In reality, Jane Wyman was only 38 and Rock Hudson was only 30 when they filmed this movie.
This film was selected for the National Film Registry, Library of Congress, in 1995.
Originally, Douglas Sirk wanted the film to end with Ron's downfall after he recognizes Cary, leaving it open if Ron would survive or not. Producer Ross Hunter found that ending way too "depressing" and "disturbing" for the audience and therefore decided to go with a conventional happy end - which is the one we know today.
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All That Heaven Allows

Released 1955
Inducted 1995
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