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All This, and Heaven Too (1940) was a Black-and-white - Drama Film directed by Anatole Litvak and produced by Hal B. Wallis, Anatole Litvak and David Lewis.

Academy Awards 1940 --- Ceremony Number 13 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Supporting ActressBarbara O'NeilNominated
Best CinematographyErnest HallerNominated
Best PictureWarner Bros.Nominated
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About MeBlogger, Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog and more. Please add my Google profile to your circles. All This, and Heaven Too (1940) is a Warner Bros. period epic starring Bette Davis and Charles Boyer. It was directed by Anatole Litvak, whom Bette Davis was both rumored to have clashed w... Read full article


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Duc de Praslin: Oh, please don't go. Don't even move.
Henriette Deluzy-Desportes: Why?
Duc de Praslin: I might say don't move because, as you sit there, the firelight is so beautiful on your hair. I might say don't move because this is All Souls' Day, and you mustn't disturb the spirits. And again, I might say don't move because this is a moment so full of understanding that I can't bear to see it come to an end.


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!
Duchesse de Praslin: I am not here to challenge you in a matter that is personable between myself and la monsieur duc! I am here to dismiss an unsatisfactory servant!


Duchesse de Praslin: Even if she goes to the ends of the earth, my hatred will follow her!


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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.
Warner Bros. erected 67 sets for this movie, a record at the time.
In the film, the Duc and Duchesse have four children, while the real Duc de Choiseul-Praslin and Duchesse had ten children together.
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