All That Heaven Allows

All That Heaven Allows

When a wealthy widow (Jane Wyman) falls in love with her gardener (Rock Hudson) and discovers a world where money and status are moot, she scandalises her family and friends by accepting his proposal of marriage. A scathing indictment of social prejudice wrapped in swooning strings and glorious Technicolor, made even more multifaceted with the now obvious undercurrent of Hudson’s enforced closeting. Sixty years later it remains Sirk’s most influential masterpiece.

All That Heaven Allows

  • Director: Douglas Sirk
  • Year: 1955
  • Run Time: 89min
  • Format: 16mm
  • Country: US
  • Rating: G