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Heaven Can Wait

Director: Ernst Lubitsch

Genre: Comedy

Year: 1943

Running time: 113 minutes

Territory: International

Studio: Fox

Format: DCP

Cast: Gene Tierney, Don Ameche, Charles Coburn

Language options: Dialogue - EN | Subtitle - IT

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.


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