|Leave Her to Heaven 1945 N/R, 111 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: John M. Stahl
Cast: Gene Tierney, Cornel Wilde, Jeanne Crain, Vincent Price, Darryl Hickman, Ray Collins, Gene Lockhart, Chill Wills, Mary Philips, Reed Hadley, Hugh Maguire, Mae Marsh, Grant Mitchell, Addison Richards, Jim Farley
Beautiful Ellen Berent (Gene Tierney) is a psychopath who marries Richard Harlan (Cornel Wilde) and moves to their lodge in Maine where she plans to make sure that Richard shares all of his time with her. When Richard's crippled brother Danny (Darryl Hickman) visits them, Ellen stands by and does nothing to save him when he drowns in the lake. Ellen becomes pregnant, and, fearing that she will have to share Richard's affections with their baby, she purposefully falls down the stairs and miscarries. Finally, Ellen confesses her terrible deeds to Richard and then commits suicide–but not before making sure that her death looks like a murder and framing her sister Ruth (Jeanne Crain) for the crime. Ellen has managed to destroy everyone around her–including herself. Tierney received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.
|1. Leave Her to Heaven (1945)|
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