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Where Love Has Gone is a 1962 novel by Harold Robbins. Daniel Defoes Robinson Crusoe; title page of 1719 newspaper edition A novel (from French nouvelle Italian novella, new) is an extended fictional narrative in prose. ... Harold Robbins (originally Harold Rubin) (May 21, 1916–October 14, 1997) was an American author. ...


It was the basis for a film of the same name in 1964 with Robbins' work adapted for the screen by John Michael Hayes. It was produced by Joseph E. Levine for Paramount Pictures and wasdirected by Edward Dmytryk. John Michael Hayes (born May 11, 1919) an American playwright. ... Joseph E. Levine (September 9, 1905 – July 31, 1987) was an American film producer. ... Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... Edward Dmytryk (September 4, 1908 - July 1, 1999) was an American film director who was amongst the Hollywood 10, a group of blacklisted film industry professionals who served time in prison for being in contempt of Congress during the McCarthy era red scare. ...


The cast included Susan Hayward, Bette Davis, Mike Connors, Joey Heatherton, Jane Greer and DeForest Kelley. Susan Hayward Susan Hayward (June 30, 1917 – March 14, 1975) was an American actress. ... Bette Davis (April 5, 1908 – October 6, 1989), was a two-time Academy Award-winning American actress of film, television and theatre. ... Mike Connors (born Krikor Ohanian in 1925), is an American actor of Armenian descent. ... Long Island, New York-born Joey Heatherton was christened Davenie Johanna Heatherton in 1944. ... Jane Greer in Out of the Past (1947). ... Jackson DeForest Kelley (January 20, 1920 – June 11, 1999) was an actor best known for his starring role as Dr. Leonard Bones McCoy of the USS Enterprise in the television series Star Trek and six of its subsequent movies. ...


Costumes were designed by Edith Head. Edith Head (October 28, 1897 – October 24, 1981) was an American costume designer who had a long career in Hollywood that garnered her more Academy Awards than any other woman in history. ...


The theme song "Where Love Has Gone" by Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn was nominated for both an Academy Award and Golden Globe as "Best Song". James Van Heusen (January 26, 1913 - February 7, 1990), often credited as Jimmy Van Heusen, was an American composer. ... Sammy Cahn (June 18, 1913 - January 15, 1993) was a songwriter and musician, playing the piano and violin. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ...

The film begins with headlines stating that a young woman, Danny, (Joey Heatherton) has murdered a man, who was the latest lover of her mother Valerie Hayden (Susan Hayward). Danny's father, Luke Miller (Mike Connors) describes the events that led to the tragedy.


After the end of World War II, Miller is in San Francisco for a parade in his honor, and meets Valerie Hayden at an art show where one of her works is being exhibited. He is invited to dinner by Valerie' mother, Mrs. Gerald Hayden (Bette Davis), who offers him a job and dowry as an enticement for him to marry Valerie. He storms from the house but is followed by Valerie who says she is unable to go against her mother's wishes but that she admires him for having refused her. A relationship develops and the two marry, although a former suitor, Sam Corwin (DeForest Kelley) predicts that the marriage will fail.


As time passes, Luke Miller becomes a successful architects and refuses another offer of employment from his mother-in-law, however the influential Mrs. Hayden uses her contacts in the banking industry to ensure that Miller is refused loans to help him build his business. He relents and accepts a position in Mrs. Hayden's company. Their daughter, Danny, is born but the relationship of the couple begins to deteriorate with Miller declining into alcoholism, and Valerie indulging in a promiscuous lifestyle. The marriage ends when Miller finds her having sex with another man.


Years pass and Danny grows up, and eventually Valerie and Danny become rivals for the same man. When Danny kills the man, she claims that she was defending Valerie against attack, and when the case is brought to court a verdict of justifiable homicide is ruled. When Mrs. Hayden petitions for custody of Danny, Valerie reveals that Danny was trying to kill her, and that the man was only killed when he tried to defend Valerie. Valerie returns home and commits suicide, and after her death Luke Miller tries to help Danny rebuild her life. [1]

Critical comments

Although Robbins and the studio refused to acknowledge a connection, some publications such as Newsweek noted the similarities between the real life case of Cheryl Crane, the daughter of Lana Turner, who had killed Johnny Stompanato, claiming that she was defending Turner from attack. Newsweek wrote that the case seemed to have influenced the "foolish story" and described it as "a typical Harold Robbins pastiche of newspaper clippings liberally shellacked with sentiment and glued with sex". [2] The Newsweek logo Newsweek is a weekly news magazine published in New York City and distributed throughout the United States and internationally. ... Lana Turner in The Postman Always Rings Twice. ... Johnny Stompanato, Jr. ...


The Saturday Review criticised the script saying that it "somehow manages to make every dramatic line (particularly when uttered by Susan Hayward) sound like a caption to a New Yorker cartoon. [3] New Yorker may refer to: the magazine, The New Yorker a resident of New York City the hotel New Yorker a named passenger train operated by the Pennsylvania Railroad between Detroit, MI and New York, NY This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might...


Notes and references

  1. ^ Ringgold, Gene (1966). The Films of Bette Davis. Cadillac Publishing Co., p 180-182.
  2. ^ Ringgold, Gene (1966). The Films of Bette Davis. Cadillac Publishing Co., p 183.
  3. ^ Ringgold, Gene (1966). The Films of Bette Davis. Cadillac Publishing Co., p 183.

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