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Plot, Details & Awards

Leave Her to Heaven

Not Yet Rated In Theaters 05/31/2002 , 111min.
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Plot & Details

Gene Tierney portrays a beautiful but unstable woman who marries successful novelist Cornel Wilde. Tierney wants to spend all her time with her new husband, but finds it impossible to do so thanks to his work and the frequent visits of family and friends. When Wilde's crippled younger brother (Darryl Hickman) comes to the couple's summer house to stay, Ms. Tierney indirectly causes the boy to drown. Later, upon discovering that she's pregnant, Tierney deliberately falls down the stairs, choosing to miscarry rather than share her husband's affections with an infant. When it becomes clear that family friend Jeanne Crain is attracted to her husband, Ms. Tierney commits suicide, making her death appear to be murder and framing Crain for the "crime." In court, Ms. Crain is mercilessly grilled by prosecuting attorney Vincent Price, who happens to be Tierney's ex-lover! Filmed in lush Technicolor, Leave Her to Heaven is based on the best-selling novel by Ben Ames Williams.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1945 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Actress Gene Tierney Nominated
1945 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Color Art Direction Thomas K. Little Nominated
1945 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Color Cinematography Leon Shamroy Won
1945 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Color Art Direction Maurice Ransford Nominated
1945 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Color Art Direction Lyle Wheeler Nominated
1945 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Thomas T. Moulton Nominated

Film Daily

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1945 Film Daily 10 Best Films Won

San Francisco International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 San Francisco International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

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