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Uniform Title Heaven can wait (Motion picture : 1943)
Title Heaven can wait [videorecording] / Twentieth Century Fox presents Ernst Lubitsch's production ; screenplay by Samson Raphaelson ; directed by Ernst Lubitsch.

Imprint [United States] : Criterion Collection, [2005]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    HEA    Available
 PAS Central Library DVD    HEA    Available
Edition Special ed.
Description 1 videodisc (112 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Criterion collection ; 291
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 291.
Note Based on the play Birthday by Lazlo Bus-Fekete.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1943.
Special features: New video conversation between film critics Molly Haskell and Andrew Sarris; Creativity with Bill Moyers: A Portrait of Samson Raphaelson (1982), a 30-minute program exploring the screenwriter's life and career; audio seminar with Raphaelson and film critic Richard Corliss recorded at the Museum of Modern Art in 1977; Lubitsch home piano recordings; original theatrical trailer; a new essay by film scholar William Paul.
Credits Director of photography, Edward J. Cronjager ; editor, Dorothy Spencer ; music, Alfred Newman.
Cast Don Ameche, Gene Tierney, Charles Coburn, Laird Cregar, Marjorie Main, Spring Byington, Allyn Joslyn.
Summary Newly deceased playboy Henry Van Cleve arrives at the outer offices of Hades where he asks a bemused Satan for permission to enter the gates of Hell. Though the Devil doubts he will qualify, Henry proceeds to recount a lifetime wooing and pursuing women.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono.
Language Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Subject Bús-Fekete, László, 1896-1971 -- Film and video adaptations.
Devil -- Drama
Adultery -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Hell -- Drama.
Heaven -- Drama
Genre/Form Romantic comedy films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Criterion collection
Added Author Lubitsch, Ernst, 1892-1947. Producer. Director.
Raphaelson, Samson, 1896-1983. Screenwriter.
Ameche, Don. Actor.
Tierney, Gene. Actor.
Coburn, Charles. Actor.
Cregar, Laird, 1913-1944.
Main, Marjorie, 1890-1975.
Byington, Spring, 1886-1971.
Joslyn, Allyn, -1981.
Bús-Fekete, László, 1896-1971. Birthday.
Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN 1559409614
Standard No. 715515016322
Music No. CC1613D Criterion
291 The Criterion Collection

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