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still Leave Her to Heaven (John M Stahl, US 1946)

Leave Her to Heaven

John Stahl / US, 1945 / 111 min.

The first colour film noir. Martin Scorsese has campaigned for the restoration of this film noir which was shot in Technicolor and documents the tragic love affair between a young author and an ice-cold femme fatale. The camerawork won an Oscar.

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Set against the rugged natural beauty of New Mexico where a novelist (Cornel Wilde) and his new wife (Gene Tierney) settle into a lakeside cabin after a whirlwind romance, Leave Her To Heaven exudes an atypical atmosphere for a film noir. Leon Shamroy’s Oscar-winning Technicolor cinematography gives a bright, airy counterpoint to the dark, roiling obsessions that drive Tierney’s jealous socialite to acts of violence that would make even the most jaded femme fatale blanch.

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Details

Director

John Stahl

Production year

1945

Country

US

Original title

Leave Her to Heaven

Length

111 min.

Language

English

Subtitles

NLD

Format

35mm

Part of

Film Noir

Rain-drenched streets, curls of cigarette smoke, and men with a dark past. An inescapable fate and a femme fatale, sly and sexually independent. This summer Eye is presenting an extended programme of classic film noir, featuring masterpieces such as The Third Man and In a Lonely Place starring Humphrey Bogart. With vintage 35mm prints and newly restored works.

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still Leave Her to Heaven (John M Stahl, US 1946)
still Leave Her to Heaven (John M Stahl, US 1946)

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