All This, and Heaven Too

Film, Action and adventure
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Davis in relatively subdued form as a governess accused of having an affair with a married nobleman (Boyer) in 19th century France, and of aiding and abetting in the murder of his neurotically jealous wife (O'Neil). Telling her innocent story in flashback to a class of American schoolchildren who have recognised her as a notorious woman, she is eventually rewarded by their sympathy and understanding. Adapted from a bestseller by Rachel Field, it's a pretty long, gloomy haul, though lavishly mounted (with photography by Ernest Haller) and sensitively acted.

By: GA

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Duration: 140 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Anatole Litvak
Screenwriter: Casey Robinson
Cast: Bette Davis
Barbara O'Neil
Harry Davenport
Virginia Weidler
Jeffrey Lynn
Walter Hampden
Charles Boyer
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