• Heaven Can Wait (1943)

Heaven Can Wait

Release Date: 1943

DVD Release Date: June 14th, 2005

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 52 min

Plot Summary

Spoiled playboy Henry van Cleve (Don Ameche) dies and arrives at the entrance to Hell, a final destination he is sure he deserves after living a life of profligacy. The devil (Laird Cregar), however, isn't so sure Henry meets Hell's standards. Convinced he is where he belongs, Henry recounts his life's deeds, both good and bad, including an act of indiscretion during his 25-year marriage to his wife, Martha (Gene Tierney), with the hope that "His Excellency" will arrive at the proper judgment.

Cast: Gene Tierney, Don Ameche, Charles Coburn, Marjorie Main, Laird Cregar, Spring Byington, Allyn Joslyn, Eugene Pallette

Director: Ernst Lubitsch

Genres: Fantasy

Production Co: Twentieth Century Fox

Keywords: New York City, Offbeat, Love, Amusing, Heartwarming, Wife, Family, Death, Husband

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Awards

Nominated Cinematography (Color)
Nominated Outstanding Motion Picture
Nominated Directing