Cary Scott (Jane Wyman) is a well-to-do widow gradually re-entering a social life amongst her mostly dull country club peers. Her only apparent enjoyment in life comes from weekend visits from her college-age children. Cary then meets a handsome younger man, Ron (Rock Hudson), who owns a small landscaping business. A follower of Henry David Thoreau’s Walden, Ron enjoys a life focused on nature and is deliberately uninterested in the gossipy opinions of others. Their romance causes clashes and tensions between Cary, her children, and the country club.
A resplendent, passionate technicolour romance of star-crossed lovers from different worlds, All That Heaven Allows is a ravishing adaptation of Edna L. and Harry Lee’s novel from master director Douglas Sirk. Reuniting the magnetic partnership of Wyman and Hudson, after their previous Sirk collaboration Magnificent Obsession, All That Heaven Allows invites you to an achingly romantic snow-kissed country retreat in the company of two of Old Hollywood’s brightest stars.