All That Heaven Allows
film / 3.00pm / Film4
one of douglas Sirk’s great melodramas, this stars the excellent Rock Hudson and Jane Wyman. She’s the widow who breaks with social convention and embarks on an affair with young gardener Hudson. Sirk’s films were often described as ‘women’s pictures’, but his strength lay in his ability to present social issues in an appealing way. And this still looks fantastic, too.
Jane Wyman and Rock Hudson star