John M. Stahl
Gene Tierney, Cornel Wilde, Jeanne Crain, Vincent Price, Mary Philips
Part of the Granite Noir Season
Gene Tierney well and truly steals the show at the centre of this macabre tale of deadly jealousy, adapted from Ben Ames Williams' novel. Ellen (Tierney) meets writer Richard (Cornel Wilde) on a train and falls desperately in love with him - not least because of his resemblance to her late father. Married, they live in seclusion at their remote island home, with Ellen's intense, jealous manner driving off all but a few employees and relatives. One such relative - her adoptive sister Ruth (Jeanne Crain) - will drive Ellen to even darker misdeeds...
"As part of our discussion on the seductive siren, Leave Her to Heaven with its exciting and engrossing story of obsessive love and jealousy fits was an obvious choice. The female protagonist here is a perfect example of mad, bad and dangerous to know! This film, with its beautiful photography, remains an exciting and engrossing story of obsessive love and jealousy" - Dr Jacky Collins.
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