All This, and Heaven Too
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All This, and Heaven Too
An incredibly long but never dull adaptation of the Rachel Field best-seller, All This and Heaven Too was based on a once-notorious European scandal. Star Bette Davis, playing Henriette Deluzy-Desportes, is first seen as a French schoolteacher in a 19th century American seminary. When her supervisor, Reverend Henry Mortyn Field (Jeffrey Lynn), has questions to ask about her tainted past, Henriette relates her story in flashback. She had been hired by French duke De Praslin (Charles Boyer) to be the governess for his children. De Praslin's wife (Barbara O'Neil) was insanely jealous, so… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

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"Unfortunately, there are too many words and not enough music."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"A classic of unrequited love."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Heaven is film theatre at its best."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"The film was critically acclaimed but because of its overlong 143 minutes and grim story line, it was not the blockbuster the studio hoped for."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"It's a pretty long, gloomy haul, though lavishly mounted (with photography by Ernest Haller) and sensitively acted."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"Anatole Litvak directs with tact and restraint this period melodrama (a woman's picture) about a governess who falls for her employer-nobleman. Davis and Boyer are good, but it's Barbara O'Neil who stands out as Boyer's neurotic and obsessive wife."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
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