Margaret Cram and other itinerant women directors made Movie Queen films in the 1930s. Movie Queen, Lubec was shot on the coast of Maine and preserved by Northeast Historic Film.
What would you do for love? No, seriously, how far would you go? What are the limits? Those are the central questions in the film Leave Her to Heaven. When socialite Ellen Berent meets novelist Richard Harland during a train trip to New Mexico she immediately falls for him – hard. Despite her engagement to another man, Ellen and Richard soon decide to marry and thus begins their idyllic life together. Well, not quite. Richard seems to have a few distractions that prevent him from completely devoting himself to their idyllic life together, but no worries because Ellen is there to help him focus. I won’t say anything else about the plot because I don’t want to spoil the ride for you; but oh, the lengths she goes to. It’s awe-inspiring to watch.
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