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All This, and Heaven Too (1940)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 13 July 1940 (USA)
A duchess' irrational behavior toward the governess of her children triggers tragic events that will change her family's lives forever.

Director:

Anatole Litvak

Writers:

Rachel Field (by), Casey Robinson (screen play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bette Davis ... Henriette Deluzy-Desportes
Charles Boyer ... Duc de Praslin
Jeffrey Lynn ... Henry Martyn Field
Barbara O'Neil ... Duchesse de Praslin
Virginia Weidler ... Louise de Praslin
Helen Westley ... Madame LeMaire
Walter Hampden ... Pasquier
Henry Daniell ... Broussais
Harry Davenport ... Pierre
George Coulouris ... Charpentier
Montagu Love ... Marechal Sebastiani
Janet Beecher ... Miss Haines
June Lockhart ... Isabelle de Praslin
Ann E. Todd ... Berthe de Praslin (as Ann Todd)
Richard Nichols ... Reynald de Praslin
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Storyline

When lovely and virtuous governess Henriette Deluzy comes to educate the children of the debonair Duc de Praslin, a royal subject to King Louis-Philippe and the husband of the volatile and obsessive Duchesse de Praslin, she instantly incurs the wrath of her mistress, who is insanely jealous of anyone who comes near her estranged husband. Though she saves the duchess's little son from a near-death illness and warms herself to all the children, she is nevertheless dismissed by the vengeful duchess. Meanwhile, the attraction between the duke and Henriette continues to grow, eventually leading to tragedy. Written by alfiehitchie

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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

13 July 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El cielo y tú See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,370,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Charles Boyer wore a girdle to streamline his waist and straighten his posture. In 1848 it was still common practice in Europe for men of the nobility (especially in France) to wear corsets and stays beneath their garments. See more »

Goofs

Most of the story takes place in France, yet all writing is in American English; the only French is spoken in the USA, when the new teacher tries to teach her boisterous class. See more »

Quotes

Duc de Praslin: Oh, please don't go. Don't even move.
Henriette Deluzy-Desportes: Why?
Duc de Praslin: I might say don't move because, as you sit there, the firelight is so beautiful on your hair. I might say don't move because this is All Souls' Day, and you mustn't disturb the spirits. And again, I might say don't move because this is a moment so full of understanding that I can't bear to see it come to an end.
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Connections

Referenced in A Coy Decoy (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

The War of the Roses
(uncredited)
Music by M.K. Jerome
Lyrics by Jack Scholl
Played on a spinet by Bette Davis
Sung by Ann E. Todd, Virginia Weidler and June Lockhart
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A Sweet and Kind Bette Davis!
6 November 1998 | by Pat-54See all my reviews

If you're looking for a chain-smoking, scenery-chewing Bette Davis, this is not the movie for you. First of all, she's sweet and kind, soft-spoken and rather docile. A great change-of-pace for the legendary actress. She has excellent chemistry with her leading man, Charles Boyer, (in their only film together). Barbara O'Neil, (who the year before had played Scarlett O'Hara's mother in "Gone With The Wind") is the nasty character in this one. (Her performance is good, but those false eyelashes that she wears are distracting! Max Steiner's musical score was never better.


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