Actors of "All That Heaven Allows"
Characters of "All That Heaven Allows"
Directors of "All That Heaven Allows"Douglas SirkBirthdate: 26 April 1897, Hamburg, Germany
Creators of "All That Heaven Allows"Peg FenwickEdna L. LeeBirthdate: 22 March 1890, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Critic Reviews of "All That Heaven Allows"VarietyOctober 16, 2007
Hudson is handsome and somewhat wooden. Laconic of speech, and imbued with an angel's patience and understanding, it's at times hard to understand his passion for the widow, what with pretty girls just spoilingfor his attention.New York TimesMarch 25, 2006
Solid and sensible drama plainly had to give way to outright emotional bulldozing and a paving of easy clichés.Time OutFebruary 09, 2006
Beneath the stunningly lovely visuals -- all expressionist colours, reflections, and frames-within-frames, used to produce a precise symbolism -- lies a kernel of terrifying despairChicago ReaderSeptember 04, 2004
A masterpiece (1955) by one of the most inventive and recondite directors ever to work in Hollywood, Douglas Sirk.Movie MetropolisAugust 03, 2014
Works as a straightforward melodrama, but is so meticulously crafted by a visual master that it provides endless material for those who wish to mine for deeper social commentary.Antagony & EcstasyJuly 13, 2014
Proof that there is artistry and glory in a genre that never had to apologise for itself, not when it was this confident, beautiful, and good.City Pages, Minneapolis/St. PaulAugust 21, 2009
Sirk benefited immeasurably from the fact that the chief subject of his crazy cinema was postwar America.Urban CinefileOctober 18, 2008
A classic and beautiful film for those who love romantic storiesEmpire MagazineOctober 16, 2007
Romance novel in narrative this transcends its genre with visual depth and perceptive socio-cultural insights.TV GuideOctober 16, 2007
One of Sirk's finest films.Combustible CelluloidMay 26, 2006
'Time, if anything, will vindicate Douglas Sirk,' wrote Andrew Sarris in 1968. He was right.EmanuelLevy.ComFebruary 07, 2006
When Carey (Jane Wyman) first visits the Andersons, friends of Ron (Rock Hudson), Thoreau's Walden is placed on the table. She then reads a passage in which he describes the "mass of men living lives of quiet desperation," a summation of her life.
Gallery of "All That Heaven Allows"