Heaven Can Wait (1943)
Average Rating: 7.8/10
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Release Date: Aug 11, 1943 Wide
Average Rating: 3.6/5
User Ratings: 4,250
On the day of his death in 1943, the spirit of Henry Van Cleave (Don Ameche) obligingly heads for the place where so many people had previously told him to go. The immaculately dressed septuagenarian arrives at the outer offices of Hades, where he is greeted by His Excellency (Laird Cregar), the most courteous and gentlemanly Satan in screen history. His Excellency doubts that Van Cleave has sinned enough to qualify for entrance into Hades, but Henry insists that he's led the most wicked of
Aug 11, 1943 Wide
Jun 14, 2005
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
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Scripted by Raphaelson, the helmer's frequent collaborator, this light, suave comedy of manners (his first in color) displays what's known as the Lubitsch touch and would have been more successful with a more charismatic actor than Don Ameche.
Elegant, ironic Lubitsch gem.
The charming period piece has more depth in its cheerful depiction of death and breezy satire on society mores than what might be apparent.
too little to make up for the emptiness that lies at the core of the film's conceit
The Lubitsch Touch is clearly here. Colorful, tongue firmly in cheek comedy-fantasy.
Late in the day Lubitsch, but a great one.
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