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Heaven Can Wait (1943)

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DVD Release Date
 R1: Jun 14, 2005

Running Time
1 hour, 52 minutes

Country USA

Studio 20th Century Fox

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Other Titles
• Heaven Can Wait
• Der Geburtstag (1949)

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Genre: Romance, Comedy, Ghosts, Betrayal, Devil, Marriage, Fantasy

Tagline: The *very gay story of a gay blade ! He believed in Love . . . Honor . . . and Obey - that impulse ! *it's got that Lubitsch touch !

Plot: A sharp romantic comedy with the Lubitsch touch. When a dearly departed former playboy (Ameche) goes to Hell, he must convince the ruler of the realm of darkness that he has come to the right place. He recounts his life story including his unfaithfulness to his beautiful wife (Tierney), but as his life flashes in front of his eyes, he and the devil find he was a terribly good father, a horribly loyal husband and a hideously kindhearted soul. Academy Award Nominations: Best Color Cinematography, Best Picture, Best Director.

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 Directed by
Ernst Lubitsch
To Be or Not to Be, The Shop Around the Corner, Ninotchka
 Written by
Samson Raphaelson
Suspicion, The Shop Around the Corner, The Jazz Singer
Gene Tierney
Laura, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Leave Her to Heaven
Don Ameche
Trading Places, Cocoon, Oscar
Charles Coburn
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, The Lady Eve, The Paradine Case
Marjorie Main
Meet Me in St. Louis, The Women, Friendly Persuasion
Laird Cregar
This Gun for Hire, The Black Swan, Blood and Sand
Spring Byington
Mutiny on the Bounty, You Can't Take It with You, Meet John Doe
Allyn Joslyn
Only Angels Have Wings, Titanic, The Great McGinty
 Music By
Alfred Newman
All About Eve, The Seven Year Itch, Foreign Correspondent

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Unfaithfully Yours (1948)
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