My Old Addiction

All This, and Heaven Too


(out of 5)

Terrific costume drama is one of the best films  made at Warner Bros. during her reign as their most respected female star. Davis plays the poor governess to a rich couple’s child who simultaneously wins the heart of her employer () while inspiring incredible jealousy from his wife ().  When O’Neil is found murdered, the two lovers become prime suspect and the authorities are left with little doubt that they are responsible for the crime. Gorgeous production design and detailed costumes by Orry-Kelly enhance an incredible viewing experience.

USA, 1940

Directed by

Screenplay by , based on the novel by 

Cinematography by 

Produced by Anatole Litvak

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Academy Award Nominations
Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Barbara O’Neil as “Duchesse de Praslin”)
Best Cinematography (Black-and-White) (Ernest Haller)
Outstanding Production (Warner Bros.)


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