Heaven Can Wait

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Year:
1943
Running time:
113 minutes
Studio:
Fox
Territory:
International
Directed by:
Ernst Lubitsch
Starring:
Gene Tierney, Don Ameche, Charles Coburn
Digital Cinema
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Description

Deceased turn-of-the-century playboy Henry Van Cleve (Don Ameche) presents himself to the outer offices of Hades, where he asks a bemused Satan for permission to enter the gates of hell. Though the devil doubts that Henry's sins qualify him for eternal damnation, Henry proceeds to recount a lifetime of wooing and pursuing women, his long, happy marriage to Martha (Gene Tierney) notwithstanding. Ernst Lubitsch's Heaven Can Wait, nominated for Academy Awards for best picture and director, is an enduring classic that showcases his trademark blend of wit, urbanity, and grace.

Genre

Comedy

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