LEAVE HER TO HEAVEN (1945) Insert poster


Vintage original 14 x 36″ (35 x 92 cm.) insert poster, USA. Gene Tierney, Cornel Wilde, Jeanne Crain, Vincent Price, Mary Phillips, dir: John M. Stahl; Twentieth Century Fox. The popular Ben Ames Williams novel (published in 1944 and immediately bought by Fox) was given what is now called a “film noir” presentation. It is one of the few of this genre made in brilliant Technicolor and won the Academy Award for Color Photography. A writer meets a socialite on a train and falls in love with her. She proves to be unreasonably possessive and obsessive over him, so much so that it ruins her relationship with him and with everyone in her life.
Tierney was never more stunningly photographed, and her seemingly sweet (yet cold), cunning and manipulative characterization (perhaps one of the finest femme fatale characters of all time) of Ellen Berent Harland won her an Academy Award nomination. The title was a quote from Shakespeare’s Hamlet and the film was one of Twentieth Century Fox’s biggest moneymakers of the 1940s. Twice-folded, unrestored poster, scattered pinholes and minor edge wear, NEAR FINE.

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