ALL THIS, AND HEAVEN TOO (Anatole Litvak, 1940)

Bette Davis would have been Oscar-nominated for her magnificent, deeply moving performance as young French governess Henriette Deluzy-Desportes had William Wyler’s The Letter, in which Davis acts even more brilliantly, not come out the same year and closer to year’s end. Based on an actual scandal involving rumored adultery, a woman’s violent death and her […]