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Leave Her to Heaven

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Leave Her to Heaven is a 1945 20th Century Fox film noir motion picture starring Gene Tierney, Cornel Wilde, and Jeanne Crain, with Vincent Price, Darryl Hickman, and Chill Wills.

It was adapted for the screen by Jo Swerling, based on the novel by Ben Ames Williams, and was directed by John M. Stahl.

Leave Her to Heaven won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography. It was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Gene Tierney), Best Art Direction-Interior Decoration, Color and Best Sound, Recording.

This Technicolor noir drama tells the story of a young novelist, Richard Harland (played by Wilde), who meets beautiful Ellen Berent (played by Tierney) on a train. They fall in love and are married.

Harland soon finds his life blighted when tragedies take first his handicapped young brother, then his unborn son from him.

Gradually, he realizes that his wife's insane jealousy, which turns her own family away from her, may be the cause of the tragedies in his life.

Yet another shock awaits them all, as Ellen's emotions become uncontrollable.

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