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Where Love Has Gone (Paramount 1964, Lana Turner, Bette Davis)



This soapy melodrama from the pen of novelist Harold Robbins is built on the schematic of the Johnny Stompanato killing by Lana Turner’s teenage daughter. Davis dominates a San Francisco family that includes daughter Hayward, a sculptor. When Hayward meets war hero Connors, Davis tries to buy a marriage, but Connors rejects the offer. But he and Hayward begin a relationship, marry, and have a daughter, though Connors eventually comes under Davis’s rule and begins drinking, and Hayward’s eye begins wandering. They divorce and Hayward’s restlessness leads to ruin and tragedy. Academy Award Nomination for Best Song (‘Where Love Has Gone’).

The same year he directed Where Love Has Gone, based on a Harold Robbins novel, Edward Dmytryk also adapted Robbins’s The Carpetbaggers.

production details
USA | Paramount | 111 minutes | 1964

Director: Edward Dmytryk
Producer: Joseph E. Levine
Director of Photography: Joseph MacDonald
Editor: Frank Bracht
Music: Walter Scharf
Script: John Michael Hayes
Production Design: Hal Pereira

Bette Davis as Mrs. Gerald Hayden
Ann Doran as Mrs. Geraghty
Anthony Caruso as Rafael
Willis Bouchey as Judge Murphy
Susan Hayward as Valerie Hayden Miller
Mike Connors as Luke Miller
Joey Heatherton as Danielle “Dani” Miller
Jane Greer as Marian Spicer
DeForest Kelley as Sam Corwin
George Macready as Gordon Harris
Anne Seymour as Dr. Jennings
Walter Reed as George Babson
Bartlett Robinson as Mr. Coleman
Whit Bissell as Professor Bell
Mort Mills as Petey Peterson
Roy Glenn as Servant
Lisa Seagram as Edna