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Leave Her to Heaven (1945) was a Drama - Film Noir Film directed by John M. Stahl and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck and William A. Bacher.

Academy Awards 1945 --- Ceremony Number 18 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActressGene TierneyNominated
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Lyle Wheeler, Maurice Ransford; Interior Decoration: Thomas LittleNominated
Best CinematographyLeon ShamroyWon
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Gene vs. Jeanne: Leave Her to Heaven (1945)

By Virginie Pronovost on May 24, 2019 From The Wonderful World of Cinema

Visually, John M. Stahl’s Leave Her to Heaven (1945) might be one of the most colourful films noir you’ll ever see in your life, but its narrative line is probably among the darkest ones of the movement. This film taking place with beautiful natural landscapes, instead of notorious neigh... Read full article


Review: Leave Her to Heaven (1945)

By 4 Star Film Fan on May 13, 2019 From 4 Star Films

Film Noir is usually synonymous with black and white. Of course, as with everything, especially something as notoriously difficult to categorize as?film noir, there are notable?exceptions. Obvious outliers are Niagara (1953), Bad Day at Black Rock (1955), House of Bamboo (1955), and this picture fro... Read full article


Leave Her to Heaven (1945) and that chilling scene…

By Carol Martinheira on Mar 26, 2019 From The Old Hollywood Garden

Leave Her to Heaven (1945) and that chilling scene… On March 26, 2019 By CarolIn Uncategorized Leon Shamroy’s stunning, ethereal Oscar-winning cinematography in Leave Her to Heaven (dir. John M. Stahl, 1945) is the perfect backdrop for one of the most despi... Read full article


Leave Her to Heaven

By Amanda Garrett on Aug 12, 2016 From Old Hollywood Films

Today, I'm reviewing the classic film noir Leave Her to Heaven (1945), starring Gene Tierney. This article is part of the The Film Noir Blogathon hosted by The Midnite Drive-In. As most classic movie fans know, film noir was a genre that thrived in the shadows. Most noirs were relatively low-bud... Read full article


Leave Her to Heaven, Don’t Leave Heaven off your List

By C. S. Williams on Jun 2, 2016 From Classic Film Aficionados

Leave Her to Heaven, is a brilliant thriller, tackling the subjects of love, trust, innocence and of the basest sins of human nature: obsession, malice, domination, winning-at-all-costs and jealousy. This leaves the viewer with a progressively nastier taste in their mouth as the story develops; pull... Read full article


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Quotes from

Ellen Berent Harland: The walls are as thin as paper and the acoustics disgustingly perfect.


Russell Quinton: I loved you. And I'm still in love with you.
Ellen Berent Harland: That's a tribute.
Russell Quinton: And I always will be. Remember that.
Ellen Berent Harland: Russ, is that a threat?


Richard Harland: When I looked at you, exotic words drifted across the mirror of my mind like clouds across the summer sky.


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Facts about

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie onMarch 17, 1947 with Gene Tierney and Cornel Wilde reprising their film roles.
The title is taken from a line from William Shakespeare's "Hamlet".
The original choice for the role of Ellen was Rita Hayworth, who turned it down.
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