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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
|Series||Criterion collection ; 1020.|
Jealousy -- Drama.
Murder -- Drama.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| [New York] :The Criterion Collection,2020
|Other Titles|| Leave her to heaven.
Bacher, William A., film producer.
Stahl, John M., 1886-1950, film director.
Tierney, Gene, actor.
Wilde, Cornel, actor.
Crain, Jeanne, actor.
Price, Vincent, 1911-1993, actor.
Philips, Mary, 1900-1975, actor.
Collins, Ray, 1889-1965, actor.
Lockhart, Gene, 1891-1957, actor.
Hadley, Reed, 1911-1974, actor.
Hickman, Darryl, actor.
Wills, Chill, 1902-1978, actor.
Newman, Alfred, 1901-1970, composer.
Williams, Ben Ames, 1889-1953. Leave her to heaven.
Zanuck, Darryl Francis, 1902-1979, presenter.
Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation, production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Gene Tierney, Cornel Wilde, Jeanne Crain, Vincent Price, Mary Phlips, Ray Collins, Gene Lockhart, Reed Hadley, Darryl Hickman, Chill Wills.
Director of photography, Leon Shamroy ; film editor, James B. Clark ; music, Alfred Newman.
Rating: Not rated.
In English; with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Title from container.
Based on the novel by Ben Ames Williams.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1945.
Special features: new 2k digital restoration; new interview with critic Imogen Sara Smith; trailer; plus: an essay by novelist MeganAbbott.
DVD; NTSC; region 1; fullscreen (1.37:1) presentation; Dolby Digital, mono.
1 videodisc (110 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.