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All that heaven allows

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Blu-ray special edition.


English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.


Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson, Agnes Moorehead, Conrad Nagel, Virginia Grey, Gloria Talbott, William Reynolds, Hayden Rorke.

Publication Information

[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2014]

Physical Description

1 videodisc (89 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (20 pages : color illustrations ; 17 cm.)


Not rated.


"This heartbreakingly beautiful indictment of 1950s American mores by Douglas Sirk follows the blossoming love between a well-off widow and her handsome and earthy younger gardner. When their romance prompts the scorn of her children and country-club friends, she must decide whether to pursue her own happiness or carry on a lonely, hemmed-in existence for the sake of the approval of others. With the help of ace cinematographer Russell Metty, Sirk imbues nearly every shot with a vivid and distinct emotional tenor. A profoundly felt film about class and conformity in small-town America, All That Heaven Allows is a pinnacle of expressionistic Hollywood melodrama"--Container.


Based on the story by Edna L. Lee & Harry Lee.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1955.

Special features: 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed audio monaural soundtrack ; audio commentary featuring film scholars John Mercer and Tamar Jeffers-McDonald ; Rock Hudson's home movies (1992), a groundbreaking essay film about the actor by Mark Rappaport ; French television interview with Douglas Sirk from 1982 ; excerpts from Behind the mirror, a profile of Douglas Sirk, a 1979 BBC documentary featuring rare interview footage with the director ; Contract kid: William Reynolds on Douglas Sirk, a 2007 interview with the actor, who costarred in three Sirk films, including All that heaven allows ; trailer.

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