Drama, Noir, Romance

MovieDiva Film Series presents

Leave Her to Heaven

  • Wed, Feb 14
    • 7:00pm - Cinema One
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For this Valentine’s Day, we feature a love that never should have seen the light of day. “I’ll never let you go, never, never,” says Ellen to the man she loves. Her possessiveness becomes terrifyingly psychotic in this dazzling Technicolor film noir; “…the new technology reached its astounding apogee in the lips of Gene Tierney, as red as a witch’s apple” (Anthony Lane, “The New Yorker”) in Fox’s highest grossing film of the 1940s. Tierney was nominated for an Oscar, losing out to another imposing female, Joan Crawford’s “Mildred Pierce.” The “poor sap” is a staple of film noir, but Ellen is remarkable in the sense that she doesn’t pretend the man is in control, she takes charge openly; her treacherous jealousy silky smooth.