... you can learn from:
All That Heaven Allows (1955)
KaKay: Personally, I never subscribed to that old
Egyptian custom. At least I think it was Egypt.
Cary: What Egyptian custom?
Kay: Of walling up the widow alive in the funeral chamber
of her dead husband along with all of his other possessions.
The theory being that she was his possession too so she was
supposed to journey into death with him. And the community
saw to it that she did. Course that doesn't happen anymore.
Cary: Doesn't it? Well, perhaps not in Egypt.
The great Douglas Sirk was born 121 years ago today.