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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)

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: Would it be any comfort to you to know that my only happiness will be in knowing I am sharing your loneliness.

Henriette Deluzy-Desportes: In your unhappiness you reached out your hand for help and in my loneliness I took it.

Duc de Praslin: May I have Pierre come for your luggage?
Duchesse de Praslin: Theo, last night I poured my heart out to you in a letter. I crept to your doorway which I am foridden to enter and stooped in humility and pushed it under the seal!
Duc de Praslin: I received it, Frances.
Duchesse de Praslin: But look! You didn't even open it! Oh Theo, do you suppose this empty pretense is what I hoped for?Lastnight I begged for you to come to me! I hoped we might start this journey today united as we once were! Theo, Theo! Have you completely forgotten the life we once shared together?
Duc de Praslin: If you're unhappy Frances, I am truly sorry, but I swear I never intended you a minute's pain.
Duchesse de Praslin: Oh no! You only say that! In reality you delight in torturing me! As one day heaven willing, I will torture you!

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Charles Boyer plays this role in which he commits suicide. In real life he did the same by taking barbiturates 2 days after his beloved wife, the actress Pat Paterson, died of cancer. Boyer died in Arizona on Aug. 26, 1978; she died Aug 24th of the same year.
Reportedly, Bette Davis had an affair with director Anatole Litvak while he was still married to Miriam Hopkins. This led to a life-long mutual hatred between the two actresses and added to their on-screen chemistry in their two films together, The Old Maid and Old Acquaintance.
In 1941 Barbara O'Neil was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in this movie. She lost to Jane Darwell and her performance in The Grapes of Wrath.
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