Gene Tierney with book (1945).
Leave Her to Heaven is a 1945 American 20th Century Fox Technicolor film noir motion picture starring Gene Tierney, Cornel Wilde, and others. The story revolves around a femme fatale who entraps a husband and commits several crimes motivated by her insane jealousy.
The title is a quote from William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. In Act I, Scene V, the Ghost urges Hamlet not to seek vengeance against Queen Gertrude, but rather to “leave her to heaven, and to those thorns that in her bosom lodge to prick and sting her.”