Leave Her to Heaven, starring Gene Tierney, 1945

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So I watched this movie last night, I had never seen it. Whoa! Was not prepared for it to be THAT kind of movie. Man, was she a piece of work. Sociopath? Gene Tierney’s eyes throughout this movie deserved the Best Actress Oscar nomination all on their own. Sparkling when she was being enchanting and flaring when she was glowering at someone. Though I think she did a tremendous job – and she should have had a better male lead (a better actor) to play against – I couldn’t help but think that a slightly younger Joan Crawford would’ve SLAYED in this role. Joan was busy that same year with the filming and release of her Best Actress Oscar award winning performance in “Mildred Pierce”.