Oscar Movies: Leave Her to Heaven (1945)


In 1945, the last year of the WWII, several American films, some adopting the noir stylistics, dealt with the issues of obsession, addiction, and insane jealousy, including “The Lost Weekend,” “Mildred Pierce,” “Spellbound,” “The Picture of Dorian Gray,” “The Woman in the Window,” and the most lurid of all, “Leave Her to Heaven.”

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Oscar Nominations: 4

Actress: Gene Tierney
Cinematography (color): Leon Shmaroy
Interior Decoration: Lyle Wheeler and Maurice Ransford, art direction; Thomas Little set decoration
Sound Recording: Thomas T. Moulton

Oscar Awards: 1


Oscar Context:

In 1945, Joan Crawford won the Best Actress Oscar for “Mildred Pierce.” The Interior Decoration Oscar went to “Frenchman's Creek,” and the Sound Award to “The Bells of St. Mary's.”