All That Heaven Allows (Criterion Collection)
Starring: Jane Wyman & Rock Hudson Director: Douglas Sirk

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All That Heaven Allows (Criterion Collection)
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Unrated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 29 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1955
  • Label: Criterion
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Mono - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Liner Notes: Laura Mulvey - Film Theorist
    • Lobby Card
    • Production Stills

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Entertainment Reviews:

USA Today - 09/15/1995
"...Drenched in glorious color schemes that must have taken forever to conceive..." -- 4 out of 4 stars
A.V. Club - 06/11/2014
"ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS is simply a stunning visual achievement, with Sirk employing deeply saturated color and geometrical compositions to rapturous effect..."

Product Description:

In ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS, Douglas Sirk's haunting suburban morality play, Jane Wyman plays Cary Scott, a wealthy middle-aged widow in love with a younger man considered by those around her to be far below her social standing. Her torrid affair with Ron Kirby (Rock Hudson), a handsome, earthy gardener, quickly creates unbearable societal pressure for Cary. Giving in to the scathing criticism of her stodgy neighbors and her materialistic children, Cary severs contact with Ron. She then discovers--perhaps too late--that her heart cannot be so easily caged.

Wyman delivers a strong, emotive performance, and Hudson smolders as her feverish romantic interest. ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS, marked by Sirk's distinctive, lavish visual style, stands as a searing example of how materialism can result in alienation from natural feelings. The film was remade in 1974 with additional interracial themes by German director (and unabashed Sirk fan) Rainer Werner Fassbinder as ALI: FEAR EATS THE SOUL; and later paid homage by Todd Haynes in his 2002 reworking FAR FROM HEAVEN.


Production Notes:

  • ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1995.
  • This film is the second movie pairing of Rock Hudson, Jane Wyman, and director Douglas Sirk--the first was MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION, released a year earlier.
  • It also marks the screen debut of Gloria Talbott, who plays Wyman's bespectacled daughter.
  • Shot in three-strip Technicolor.
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