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All That Heaven Allows
- Jane Wyman

Overview - In ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS, Douglas Sirk's haunting suburban morality play, Jane Wyman plays Cary Scott, a wealthy middle-aged widow in love with a younger man considered by those around her to be far below her social standing. Her torrid affair with Ron Kirby (Rock Hudson), a handsome, earthy gardener, quickly creates unbearable societal pressure for Cary.  Read more...

 
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Overview

In ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS, Douglas Sirk's haunting suburban morality play, Jane Wyman plays Cary Scott, a wealthy middle-aged widow in love with a younger man considered by those around her to be far below her social standing. Her torrid affair with Ron Kirby (Rock Hudson), a handsome, earthy gardener, quickly creates unbearable societal pressure for Cary. Giving in to the scathing criticism of her stodgy neighbors and her materialistic children, Cary severs contact with Ron. She then discovers--perhaps too late--that her heart cannot be so easily caged. Wyman delivers a strong, emotive performance, and Hudson smolders as her feverish romantic interest. ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS, marked by Sirk's distinctive, lavish visual style, stands as a searing example of how materialism can result in alienation from natural feelings. The film was remade in 1974 with additional interracial themes by German director (and unabashed Sirk fan) Rainer Werner Fassbinder as ALI: FEAR EATS THE SOUL; and later paid homage by Todd Haynes in his 2002 reworking FAR FROM HEAVEN.

Cast List

Gloria Talbott - American Teenage Actress
Rock Hudson - American actor
Roy Scherer Jr. - American actor
Roy Fitzgerald - American actor
Agnes Moorehead - American actress, JOHNNY BELINDA, HUSH, HUSH SWEET CHARLOTTE
Joseph Gershenson - Music Director/Music Supervisor
Joe Gershenson - Music Director/Music Supervisor
J.G. Sanford - Music Director/Music Supervisor
Joseph G. Sanford - Music Director/Music Supervisor
Joseph Sanford - Music Director/Music Supervisor
Alexander Golitzen - Oscar winning production designer, SPARTACUS
Conrad Nagel - American Actor
Jane Wyman - Oscar-winning American actress, THE LOST WEEKEND, JOHNNY BEL
Sarah Jane Faulks - Oscar-winning American actress, THE LOST WEEKEND, JOHNNY BEL
Jane Durrell - Oscar-winning American actress, THE LOST WEEKEND, JOHNNY BEL
Bill Thomas - Costume Designer, THE ISLAND AT THE TOP OF THE WORLD (1974)
Douglas Sirk - Director/Producer
Claus Detlev Sierk - Director/Producer
Detlef Sierck - Director/Producer
Frank Skinner - American Composer/D. 1968
Peg Fenwick - Screenwriter
Julia Heron - Set Decorator
Harry Lee
Edna Lee - Novelist
Russell A. Gausman - Art Director/Sets
R. A. Gausman - Art Director/Sets
Virginia Grey - American actress,
Russell Metty - American Director of Photography
Eric Orbom - Art Director
Ross Hunter - Producer
Martin Fuss - Producer
Frank Gross - Editor\1950s
Fred Baratta

 
Details
    Blu-Ray Disc Format
  • Format: Blu-Ray/DVD Combo
  • Run Time: 89
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 715515117319
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Release Date: June 2014

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas

Related Keywords:
Classic
Family Interaction
Romance
Self-Discovery
Melodrama
Theatrical Release
Essential Cinema

 
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Notes:
ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1995. This film is the second movie pairing of Rock Hudson, Jane Wyman, and director Douglas Sirk--the first was MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION, released a year earlier. It also marks the screen debut of Gloria Talbott, who plays Wyman's bespectacled daughter. Shot in three-strip Technicolor.

Reviews:
"...Drenched in glorious color schemes that must have taken forever to conceive..." -- 4 out of 4 stars - 09/15/1995 USA Today, p.4D


"ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS is simply a stunning visual achievement, with Sirk employing deeply saturated color and geometrical compositions to rapturous effect..." - 06/11/2014 A.V. Club

 
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