All This and Heaven Too

All This and Heaven Too

Director: Anatole Litvak Cast: Bette Davis, Charles Boyer, Jeffrey Lynn

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Overview

All This and Heaven Too

An incredibly long but never dull adaptation of the Rachel Field best-seller, All This and Heaven Too was based on a once-notorious European scandal. Star Bette Davis, playing Henriette Deluzy-Desportes, is first seen as a French schoolteacher in a 19th century American seminary. When her supervisor, Reverend Henry Mortyn Field (Jeffrey Lynn), has questions to ask about her tainted past, Henriette relates her story in flashback. She had been hired by French duke De Praslin (Charles Boyer) to be the governess for his children. De Praslin's wife (Barbara O'Neil) was insanely jealous, so much so she inadvertently threw De Praslin and Henriette together. Henriette was willing to leave rather than cause more discord, but the influential wife vengefully refused to write a letter of recommendation (a bravura scene). Later, the impoverished Henriette was arrested as an accomplice in the murder of De Praslin's wife. The latter's position in French society stirred up volatile political ramifications, with Henriette innocently in the center of the storm. De Praslin committed suicide, exonerating Henriette on his deathbed, but she had already been condemned in the court of public opinion. Disgraced, she left for America to start life anew, which brings the story back to the present. Unable to continue running away from herself, Henriette confesses her past indiscretions to her students -- who promptly forgive her. Casey Robinson had a hell of a job adapting Rachel Field's cumbersome novel, but, by golly, he pulled it off. The performances in All This and Heaven Too are enhanced immeasurably by the lush Max Steiner musical score.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/23/2016
UPC: 0888574432546
Original Release: 1940
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 2:23:00
Sales rank: 5,817

Special Features

Commentary by Film Historian Daniel Bubbeo Warner Night at the Movies 1940 Short Subjects Gallery: Vintage Newsreel Technicolor Patriotic Short: Meet the Fleet Classic Cartoons Hollywood Daffy and Porky's Last Stand Trailers of All This and Heaven Too and 1940's Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet Audio-Only Bonus Radio Show Adaptation with the Film's Stars

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bette Davis Henriette Deluzy Desportes
Charles Boyer Duke De Praslin
Jeffrey Lynn Reverend Henry Mortyn Field
Barbara O'Neil Duchesse de Praslin
Virginia Weidler Louise
Helen Westley Mme. La Maire
Walter Hampden Pasquier
George Coulouris Charpentier
Harry Davenport Pierre
Montagu Love Marechal Sebastiani
Janet Beecher Miss Haines
June Lockhart Isabelle
Ann E. Todd Berthe
Richard Nichols Reynald
Fritz Leiber Abbe Gallard
Ian Keith Delangle
Sibyl Harris Mlle. Maillard
Edward Fielding Dr. Louis
Mary Anderson Rebecca Jay
Ann Gillis Emily Schuyler
Peggy Stewart Helen Lexington
Victor Kilian Gendarme
Virginia Brissac Actor
Georgia Caine Actor
Madge Crane Mme. Gauthier
Claire Du Brey Nun
Mary Forbes Actor
Brenda Fowler Nun
Natalie Moorhead Lady
Henry Daniell Broussais
Egon Brecher Doctor
Cora Sue Collins Louise de Rham
Betty Jane Graham Clara Parker
Betty Jean Hainey Elizabeth Ward
Creighton Hale Officer
Ann Howard Isabelle Loullard
Marilyn Knowlden Marianna Van Horn
Frank Reicher Police official
Christian Rub Loti

Technical Credits
Anatole Litvak Director
David Lewis Producer
Leo F. Forbstein Musical Direction/Supervision
Ernest Haller Cinematographer
Robert B. Lee Sound/Sound Designer
Warren Low Editor
Orry-Kelly Costumes/Costume Designer
Casey Robinson Screenwriter
Max Steiner Score Composer
Hal B. Wallis Producer
Jack L. Warner Producer
Perc Westmore Makeup
Carl Jules Weyl Art Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- All This and Heaven Too
1. Credits [1:12]
2. New Teacher [5:43]
3. Mademoiselle D [2:56]
4. Crumbs of Happiness [3:01]
5. The Prasins [5:34]
6. Attraction and Aversion [4:43]
7. Peace in the House [3:58]
8. Clash of Authority [4:28]
9. Nursing Reynald [4:32]
10. Bedside Vigil [3:11]
11. God Will Visit His Revenge [4:39]
12. Woman's Right to Expect [2:47]
13. Back from the Country [2:16]
14. Night at the Theatre [6:25]
15. Slanderous Gossip [5:01]
16. Five Reasons to Stay [2:54]
17. For Appearance's Sake [3:14]
19. Snow Globe Memory [2:18]
18. Other Kind of Love [3:50]
20. Caught in the Net [1:39]
21. We Can't Go On [4:03]
22. All Hallows Eve [4:29]
23. Full of Understanding [3:13]
24. So Easy To Replace [4:10]
25. How It Had To End [4:12]
26. Goodbye [6:14]
27. Henriette's Visitors [1:33]
28. Hatred Will Follow [4:11]
29. I Alone Am Guilty [5:35]
30. More Than One Answer [7:13]
31. You Have a Friend [4:33]
32. House of Peers [3:02]
33. Nothing I Need to Say [2:57]
34. She Is My Heart [4:34]
35. End of Her Story [1:42]
36. Heaven on this Earth [4:36]
37. Cast List [1:29]
38. Chapter 38 [:47]
1. Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet Theatrical Trailer [2:03]
1. Newsreel [1:12]
1. Meet the Fleet [20:18]
1. Porky's Last Stand [6:36]
1. All This, and Heaven Too [:01]
1. Chapter 1 [3:00]
2. Chapter 2 [3:00]
3. Chapter 3 [3:00]
4. Chapter 4 [3:00]
5. Chapter 5 [3:00]
6. Chapter 6 [3:00]
7. Chapter 7 [3:00]
8. Chapter 8 [3:00]
9. Chapter 9 [3:00]
10. Chapter 10 [3:00]
11. Chapter 11 [3:00]
12. Chapter 12 [3:00]
13. Chapter 13 [3:00]
14. Chapter 14 [3:00]
15. Chapter 15 [3:00]
16. Chapter 16 [3:00]
17. Chapter 17 [3:00]
18. Chapter 18 [1:28]
19. Chapter 19 [:10]
1. Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet Theatrical Trailer [2:03]
1. Newsreel [1:12]
1. Meet the Fleet [20:18]
1. Porky's Last Stand [6:36]
1. All This, and Heaven Too [:01]

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