Leave Her to Heaven Overview:

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)

Best ActressGene TierneyNominated
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Lyle Wheeler, Maurice Ransford; Interior Decoration: Thomas LittleNominated
Best CinematographyLeon ShamroyWon

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Leave Her to Heaven: When Beauty Disguises the Beast

By FlickChick on Nov 5, 2023 From A Person in the Dark

This is my contribution to the Classic Movie Blog Association's Blogathon and the Beast event. Click here for more beastly good reads.Leave Her to Heaven: When Beauty Disguises the BeastIn the eternal cinematic battle between good and evil, virtue must always contend with the beast. Now, when the be... Read full article

Day 16 of Noirvember: Ellen Berent in Leave Her to Heaven (1945)

By shadowsandsatin on Nov 16, 2021 From Shadows and Satin

Today?s Noirvember post shines the spotlight on the beautiful but deadly Ellen Berent in Leave Her to Heaven (1945). WHAT?S LEAVE HER TO HEAVEN ABOUT? Socialite Ellen Berent (Gene Tierney) meets a novelist, Richard ?Dick? Harland (Cornel Wilde), at Rancho Jacinto in Taos, New Mexico. Richard is ther... Read full article

“Leave Her to Heaven”: a film noir in glorious Technicolor

By Stephen Reginald on Jun 11, 2020 From Classic Movie Man

“Leave Her to Heaven”: a film noir in glorious Technicolor Leave Her to Heaven (1945) is a Technicolor film noir directed by John Stahl, produced by William A. Bacher and Darryl F. Zanuck, and starring Gene Tierney, Cornel Wilde, and Jeanne Crain. It is based on the best-selling nov... Read full article

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

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Quotes from

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.

Ellen Berent Harland: I'll never let you go. Never, never, never.

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Facts about

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.
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.
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