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All That Heaven Allows is a 1955 film, 89 minutes long, Technicolor the film presents a lot of vibrant colors and artificial scenery. The film was directed by Douglas Sirk, Screenplay Peg Fenwick and Story by Edna L. Lee. The film starred Rock Hudson, Jane Wyman and Agnes Moorehead. The film is based around the
social classes and gender roles of the 1950’s, women of a certain class are suppose to be with men within there class and if a women is with a man lower
than her class she is disrespected.

The story is about a high class widow, living alone in her home; she only associates with her friends in her circle, everyone is associated with the private country club. Carry Scott is a high class woman that is frowned upon about being alone; many of her friends suggest she purchase a television to keep her company.

Carry Scott (Jane Wyman) lives the perfect American Dream in a suburban town where everyone knows each other.  Ron Kirby (Rock Hudson) works for Carry Scott as her gardener he becomes very helpful to Carry Scott since her children are now grown and moved out.

Carry Scott, a lonely widow opens up to Ron by offering him lemonade and even try to invite him in her house, all of this seems very uncomfortable to Ron but the two become very fond of one another. Carry’s feelings about Ron begin to grow but they try to keep their relationship discreet; Carry’s friends and children have no idea that she has made a new friend and when they find out about Ron, Carry becomes scolded
by her small society of friends and  the entire town.

All That Heaven Allows (Clip)

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December 8th, 2011 at 6:36 pm