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      Rage in Heaven

      1941 1h 23m Drama List
      Reviews 54% Audience Score 50+ Ratings Engineer Ward Andrews (George Sanders) visits his old college roommate, Phillip Monrell (Robert Montgomery), at his home, where both are taken by Mrs. Monrell's new secretary, vivacious Stella Bergen (Ingrid Bergman). Despite her attraction to Ward, Stella encourages Phillip to run the family steel mill and, when he proposes, she accepts. Aware of Stella's feelings for Ward, an increasingly paranoid and jealous Phillip offers Ward a job, then schemes to ruin him and revenge himself on Stella. Read More Read Less

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      Josh Larsen LarsenOnFilm ...should have been way weirder than it is. Rated: 1.5/4 Mar 6, 2023 Full Review Elena de la Torre Cine-Mundial The tragedy, improved by the excellent performance of the actors, is deep in emotion and originality. [Full review in Spanish] Sep 18, 2019 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Disappointing melodrama. Rated: C Jul 7, 2011 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com This early Ingrid Bergman movie, before she became a major star, is a well acted psychological melodrama about love, jealousy, obession and possession. Rated: B Apr 11, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member good melodrama and early berman Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member (First and only viewing - 5/14/2010) Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Audience Member This film is a somewhat overheated little film noir. Montgomery apparently did not want to make the film and so decided not to act, only reading his lines. As a result, his character is a rather dull concoction, generally unlikable, and obviously unstable. Why either Stella or Ward are so dedicated to him is beyond me. Juxtaposing his woodenness to Ingrid Bergman's passion and Sanders's charm, the film actually comes off quite well. It picks up in the last twenty-five minutes. The most affecting scenes belong to the two actors who actually gave a damn and tried to give performances. Montgomery tends to bore me anyways, so it's no wonder that as the relationship between Stella and Ward grows, his character recedes. Sanders and Bergman really are the reason to watch this. Sanders is an incredibly likable, honest fellow, dedicated and pained by his love for his best friend's wife. He really was a better actor than many of his roles suggest. Shame he never really got a chance to give a great dramatic performance, relegated as he was to leading man status in B programmers, or villainous/secondary status in A pictures. Damn, George Sanders was a good looking young man! Bergman, as usual, is simply lovely. Her turn from Phillip to Ward is completely understandable, essentially the movement from a mother-like dedication to a disturbed man to honest love with a good man. There's something in the love triangle that has it's roots in masculine dialectic, from the 'sick', almost feminized love of Phillip to the true, masculinized love of Ward. Not a surprising film, or a great one, but has some tense moments and excellent performances by two out of three exceptional actors. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Audience Member I really like this film a lot. I always forget how much until I put it in the VCR. It's not a great movie, but it has a pretty original premise for a thriller at the time, and it's kind of amazing that it was made during such strict code enforcement. Montgomery, who didn't want to do to movie in the first place, decided he wasn't even going to try. Well, if this is him not trying, then I guess it's proof of what an amazing actor he really was, because it's still a really good and eerie performance. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member Ingrid Bergman is about the only thing this movie has going for it; her performance actually had some life to it. Montgomery had no depth of character at all, and there was no chemistry between Sanders and Bergman. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Engineer Ward Andrews (George Sanders) visits his old college roommate, Phillip Monrell (Robert Montgomery), at his home, where both are taken by Mrs. Monrell's new secretary, vivacious Stella Bergen (Ingrid Bergman). Despite her attraction to Ward, Stella encourages Phillip to run the family steel mill and, when he proposes, she accepts. Aware of Stella's feelings for Ward, an increasingly paranoid and jealous Phillip offers Ward a job, then schemes to ruin him and revenge himself on Stella.
      Director
      W. S. Van Dyke II
      Screenwriter
      Robert Thoeren, Christopher Isherwood
      Production Co
      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 18, 2016
      Runtime
      1h 23m
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