Writer Richard Harland meets the stunning and self-assured Ellen Berent on a train and she takes him to meet her family. She sweeps him off his feet with the force of her love but he does not understand how obsessive her love actually is. His writing, her family, and his family are all objects of her jealousy. She will go to any length to have him to herself – with consequences that he does not understand until it’s too late.
Starred by Gene Tierney, Cornel Wilde, Jeanne Crain
Leave Her to Heaven (1945) best movie quotes
Richard Harland: When I looked at you, exotic words drifted across the mirror of my mind like clouds across the summer sky.
Ellen Berent Harland: I’ll never let you go. Never, never, never.
Russell Quinton: I loved you.
Ellen Berent Harland: That’s a concession.
Russell Quinton: And I’m still in love with you.
Ellen Berent Harland: That’s a tribute.
Russell Quinton: And I always will be. Remember that.
Ellen Berent Harland: Russ, is that a threat?
Mrs. Berent: There’s nothing wrong with Ellen. It’s just that she loves too much.
Ellen Berent Harland: The walls are as thin as paper and the acoustics disgustingly perfect.
Ellen Berent Harland: I keep forgetting you can’t draw a deep breath without being heard all over the house!
Ellen Berent Harland: Let’s change the name of the place from Back Of The Moon to Goldfish Manor.