Leave Her to Heaven

Leave Her to Heaven

Gene Tierney
Director: John M. Stahl Cast: Gene Tierney
Gene Tierney
, Cornel Wilde
Cornel Wilde
, Jeanne Crain
Jeanne Crain
John M. Stahl

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Gene Tierney portrays a beautiful but unstable woman who marries successful novelist Cornel Wilde. Tierney wants to spend all her time with her new husband, but finds it impossible to do so thanks to his work and the frequent visits of family and friends. When Wilde's crippled younger brother (Darryl Hickman) comes to the couple's summer house to stay, Ms. Tierney indirectly causes the boy to drown. Later, upon discovering that she's pregnant, Tierney deliberately falls down the stairs, choosing to miscarry rather than share her husband's affections with an infant. When it becomes clear that family friend Jeanne Crain is attracted to her husband, Ms. Tierney commits suicide, making her death appear to be murder and framing Crain for the "crime." In court, Ms. Crain is mercilessly grilled by prosecuting attorney Vincent Price, who happens to be Tierney's ex-lover! Filmed in lush Technicolor, Leave Her to Heaven is based on the best-selling novel by Ben Ames Williams.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/24/2020
UPC: 0715515242912
Original Release: 1945
Source: Criterion Collection
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Color]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono]
Time: 1:50:00
Sales rank: 15,961

Special Features

New 2k digital restoration by Twentieth Century Fox, the Academy Film Archive, and The Film Foundation; New Interview with critic Imogen Sara Smith; Trailer; Plus: An essay by novelist Megan Abbott; English SDH subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gene Tierney Ellen Berent
Cornel Wilde Richard Harland
Jeanne Crain Ruth Berent
Vincent Price Russell Quinton
Mary Philips Mrs. Berent
Ray Collins Glen Robie
Gene Lockhart Dr. Saunders
Reed Hadley Dr. Mason
Darryl Hickman Danny Harland
Chill Wills Leick Thome
Paul Everton Judge
Olive Blakeney Mrs. Robie
Addison Richards Bedford
Harry Depp Catterson
Grant Mitchell Carlson
Milton Parsons Mortician Medcraft
Earl Schenck Norton
Hugh Maguire Lin Robie
Betty Hannon Tess Robie
Kay Riley Nurse
Guy Beach Sheriff
Audrey Betz Cook at Robie's Ranch
Jim Farley Conductor
Charles Tannen Man
Mae Marsh Fisherwoman

Technical Credits
John M. Stahl Director
William A. Bacher Producer
James B. Clark Editor
Ernest Lansing Set Decoration/Design
Thomas K. Little Set Decoration/Design
Kay Nelson Costumes/Costume Designer
Alfred Newman Score Composer
Ben Nye Makeup
Maurice Ransford Production Designer
Fred Sersen Special Effects
Leon Shamroy Cinematographer
Jo Swerling Screenwriter
Lyle Wheeler Production Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Leave Her to Heaven
1. Time Without End [9:16]
2. A Most Decided Resemblance [6:26]
3. Ashes To Ashes [4:21]
4. Waiting Game [4:39]
5. Forever [3:57]
6. Promises, Promises [5:02]
7. Danny [8:25]
8. Surprise! [9:03]
9. Helpless [5:30]
10. Practice Makes Perfect [9:26]
11. A Great Emptiness [3:17]
12. Cold Wind [10:16]
13. "To The Gal With The Hoe" [10:28]
14. From The Grave [6:45]
15. The Whole Book [13:09]

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