All That Heaven Allows
Dir: Douglas Sirk
USA, 1955, 89minmins, DCP
Cast: Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson, Agnes Moorehead
The most beloved and well-known of Sirk’s melodramas is at once an affecting romance and a withering critique of post-war, small-town America, with its repressively conformist ethos. When a widow of means falls in love with her free-thinking, much younger gardener, the relationship leads to gossip and condemnation from her family and the community. All That Heaven Allows brings together all the key collaborators – stars Rock Hudson and Jane Wyman, cinematographer Russell Metty, and producer Ross Hunter – for the most perfect realisation of the Sirkian aesthetic, and has been hugely influential on such later filmmakers as Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Pedro Almodóvar, and Todd Haynes.
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