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Where Love Has Gone (1964)

Not Rated | | Drama | 2 November 1964 (USA)
A divorced couple's teen-age daughter stands trial for stabbing her mother's latest lover.

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Edward Dmytryk
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Susan Hayward ... Valerie Hayden Miller
Bette Davis ... Mrs. Gerald Hayden
Mike Connors ... Major Luke Miller (as Michael Connors)
Joey Heatherton ... Danielle Valerie Miller
Jane Greer ... Marian Spicer
DeForest Kelley ... Sam Corwin
George Macready ... Gordon Harris
Anne Seymour ... Dr. Sally Jennings
Willis Bouchey ... Judge Murphy
Walter Reed ... George Babson
Ann Doran ... Mrs. Geraghty
Bartlett Robinson ... Mr. John Coleman
Whit Bissell ... Professor Bell
Anthony Caruso ... Rafael
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Storyline

After his teenage daughter Danny is arrested for the murder of his ex-wife's current lover, Luke Miller recalls his marriage to Valerie Hayden and the subsequent events which led to the tragedy. The lurid story seems to have been suggested by the real-life Lana Turner/Johnny Stompanato/Cheryl Crane murder scandal of six years earlier when Lana's daughter Cheryl stabbed her mother's boyfriend (Stompanato) to death in the bedroom of Lana's Beverly Hills home. Written by alfiehitchie

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Taglines:

It's Gone Wrong! It's Gone Wild! See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cuando el amor se va See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Although repeatedly denied at the time, this film (and the novel on which it was based) were widely believed to be about the infamous Lana Turner / Johnny Stompanato case of 1958. Stompanato, a violent gangster, was Turner's boyfriend and her daughter Cheryl Crane stabbed Stompanato to death as he was beating Turner. Her defense at her murder trial was that she was afraid that Stompanato, who had beaten Turner many times before, was going to kill her this time. She was acquitted. See more »

Goofs

During a scene in her bedroom, Susan Hayward is shown using a then-new Princess phone, however the dial does not light up. This was one of the new phone's selling points at the time, which was advertised with the slogan "It's little... It's lovely... It lights". See more »

Quotes

Valerie Hayden Miller: When you're dying from thirst, you'll drink from a mudhole.
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Soundtracks

WHERE LOVE HAS GONE
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
Performed by Jack Jones
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A watchable 1960's potboiler
8 December 2005 | by Isaac5855See all my reviews

One of my favorite guilty pleasures from the 60's is WHERE LOVE HAS GONE, a turgid 1964 soap opera loosely based on the events surrounding Lana Turner when her daughter Cheryl was accused of murdering her then boyfriend Johnny Stompanato. In this story, the actress becomes a sculptor named Valerie Hayden-Miller and Mike (Mannix) Connors plays Luke Miller, her no good husband. Joey Heatherton is amusing as the daughter and Bette Davis does her fair share of scenery chewing, sitting in the world's ugliest chair, as Valerie's mother. The movie holds a certain morbid fascination since it is loosely based on fact but everyone involved is either overacting or not acting at all which can be quite fun to watch. Hayward is an appropriate hand-wringing heroine from the 60's and Davis just looks embarrassed. I remember reading somewhere that Davis agreed to do this movie so that she could pay for her daughter's wedding. Need I say more?


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