• Stairway to Heaven (1946)

Stairway to Heaven

Release Date: 1946

PG |1 hr 44 min

Plot Summary

British Air Force pilot Peter Carter (David Niven) is on his way home to England from a World War II bombing mission in a badly damaged aircraft. Before he bails out of the plane into the ocean, he contacts June (Kim Hunter), an Allied radio operator with whom he shares what he believes to be his final moments on Earth. But Peter survives, finds June and they fall in love. A problem arises when a divine messenger (Marius Goring) arrives to escort Peter to heaven to rectify his wrongful survival.

Cast: David Niven, Kim Hunter, Raymond Massey, Robert Coote, Kathleen Byron, Richard Attenborough, Bonar Colleano, Joan Maude

Director: Michael Powell , Emeric Pressburger

Genres: Fantasy

Production Co: The Archers

Keywords: Rescue, England, Quest, Death, Doctor, Charming, 1940s, Judge, Love