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Heaven Can Wait (11-Aug-1943)

Director: Ernst Lubitsch

Writer: Samson Raphaelson

From a play: Birthday by Lazlo Bus-Fekete

Music: Alfred Newman

Producer: Ernst Lubitsch

Keywords: Romantic Comedy, Angels, Bible

Henry van Cleve, recently deceased and a bit of a scoundrel, arrives at the gates of Hell expecting admission. But Satan is not fully convinced he is eligible for eternal damnation; Van Cleve tells his life story in flashbacks. Received Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Cinematography.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Don Ameche
Actor
31-May-1904 6-Dec-1993 Trading Places
Spring Byington
Actor
17-Oct-1886 7-Sep-1971 You Can't Take it With You
Louis Calhern
Actor
19-Feb-1895 12-May-1956 Duck Soup
Charles Coburn
Actor
17-Jun-1877 30-Aug-1961 The More the Merrier
Laird Cregar
Actor
28-Jul-1916 9-Dec-1944 The Lodger
Signe Hasso
Actor
15-Aug-1910 7-Jun-2002 A Double Life
Allyn Joslyn
Actor
21-Jul-1901 21-Jan-1981 Only Angels Have Wings
Marjorie Main
Actor
24-Feb-1890 10-Apr-1975 Ma and Pa Kettle
Eugene Pallette
Actor
8-Jul-1889 3-Sep-1954 The Adventures of Robin Hood
Helene Reynolds
Actor
8-Jul-1914 28-Mar-1990 Moontide
Gene Tierney
Actor
19-Nov-1920 6-Nov-1991 Laura

CAST

With
Gene Tierney   ...   Martha
Don Ameche   ...   Henry Van Cleve
Charles Coburn   ...   Grandpa Hugo Van Cleve
and
Marjorie Main   ...   Martha's Mother
Laird Cregar   ...   Satan
Spring Byington   ...   Bertha Van Cleve
Allyn Joslyn   ...   Albert Van Cleve
Eugene Pallette   ...   E. F. Strabel
Signe Hasso   ...   Mademoiselle
Louis Calhern   ...   Randolph Van Cleve
Helene Reynolds   ...   Peggy Nash
Aubrey Mather   ...   James
Michael Ames   ...   Jack Van Cleve

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