All This, and Heaven Too
All This, and Heaven Too (1940)

In this film, Bette Davis is first seen as a French schoolteacher in a 19th-century American seminary. When her supervisor, minister Jeffrey Lynn, has questions to ask about her tainted past, Davis relates her story in flashback.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 4, 1940
DVD Release Date: April 1, 2008
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

Unfortunately, there are too many words and not enough music.

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TV Guide

A classic of unrequited love.

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Variety Staff

Heaven is film theatre at its best.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

It's a pretty long, gloomy haul, though lavishly mounted (with photography by Ernest Haller) and sensitively acted.

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Emanuel Levy

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.

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Veronique Kwak
all this, and heaven too" is a tear-jerking over sentimentalized vehicle of miss bette davis, intended to showcase miss davis' caliber of benevolent… More
nefnie lee
Bette Davis is one of the greatest actors who ever lived. She's great at being bad or good, although her good can sometimes be a little too sweet at… More
Mason Williams
What a lovely Bette Davis film. I am a very big Bette Davis fan and love especially her films in the 30's and 40's. Charles Boyer from "Gas… More
John Ballantine
Another brilliant Bette Davis performance that unfortunately is not often viewed as part of her "cannon" of good works.