All This, and Heaven Too

All This, and Heaven Too

All This, and Heaven Too is a 1940 American drama film made by Warner Bros.-First National Pictures, produced and directed by Anatole Litvak with Hal B. Wallis as executive producer. The screenplay was adapted by Casey Robinson from the novel by Rachel Field. The music was by Max Steiner and the cinematography by Ernie Haller. The film stars Bette Davis and Charles Boyer with Barbara O'Neil, Jeffrey Lynn, Virginia Weidler, Helen Westley, Walter Hampden, Henry Daniell, Harry Davenport, George Coulouris, Montagu Love, Janet Beecher and June Lockhart. Rachel Field's novel is based on the true story of Field's great-aunt, Henriette Deluzy Desportes, a French governess who fell in love with the Duc de Praslin, her employer. When Praslin's wife, the Duchesse, was murdered, Henriette was implicated. It was a real-life scandal that contributed to the political turmoil before the French Revolution of 1848 which deposed France's Louis Philippe I.

Genre: Drama, Romance
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
 
IMDB:
7.6
Rotten Tomatoes:
83%
APPROVED
Year:
1940
141
1,329 Views

Duchesse de Praslin:
Mademoiselle Deluzy, just a moment.

Henriette Deluzy-Desportes:
But madame, I'm supposed to... monsieur's downstairs...

Duchesse de Praslin:
Monsieur's downstairs, yes. I am here to make sure that you understand this time you've gone too far, mademoiselle. You are to leave this house into which you've brought evil and sin!

Henriette Deluzy-Desportes:
Yes, madame, there is evil in this house, but it was here before I came. Twas not I who brought it.

Duchesse de Praslin:
What intrigue there is beneath that mask of innocence! It was not enough for you to be a governess! No, you had to conspire to become the mistress of my household! To steal from me everything that was mine, including the affections of my children!

Henriette Deluzy-Desportes:
Affections can not be stolen, madam, they are given freely or not at all. If you'd ever been a mother to your children, if you'd earned their love instead of driving them away nothing I could've done would ever make them turn away from you to...

Duchesse de Praslin:
You've used them shamelessly to attract him! To separate him from me!

Henriette Deluzy-Desportes:
Is it possible you've finally deceived yourself into believing...

Duchesse de Praslin:
Have you not one shred of decency? How dare he'd entice you to come here to confess that you and he... to admit openly without delicacy that you...

Henriette Deluzy-Desportes:
Why do you stop? I challenge you to accuse me of what you know is not true!

Duchesse de Praslin:
I am not here to challenge you in a matter that is personable between myself and la monsieur duc! I am here to dismiss an unsatisfactory servant!


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