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Seattle International Film Festival 2016: Technicolor Gene Tierney in Heaven Can Wait (1946)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on May 28, 2016

Saturday at the Egyptian Theater, watching Lubitsch on the big screen, turning into an icicle. It really happened. As we waited in line for a SIFF screening of Heaven Can Wait (1946), we were warned by a festival employee that the air conditioning in the Egyptian had been stuck on all night, and i read more

The Ballad of Martha and Henry, or Heaven Can Wait (1943)

Love Letters to Old Hollywood Posted by Michaela on Nov 15, 2015

When I think of Ernst Lubitsch, I think of dreamy black and white creations, with a twinkly-eyed Maurice Chevalier seductively singing, lovers running around and trying to get their act together, all of it handled with a light touch and a feeling that love is the greatest game in the world. Who woul read more

Parenting Advice from Heaven Can Wait (1943)

Cary Grant Won't Eat You Posted by Judy on Mar 26, 2015

Ernst Lubitsch was known for his sexual farces. Heaven Can Wait is just one of his many movies spoofing marriage, and in the process illustrating a number of truths about what it means to say “I do.” But I was primarily engaged by the supporting characters in this film. Perhaps that’s why the read more

Heaven Can Wait (1943)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Sep 23, 2014

Heaven Can Wait Directed by Ernst Lubitsch Written by Samson Raphaelson from a play by Leslie Bush-Fekete 1943/USA Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation Repeat viewing/Netflix rental Henry Van Cleve: Crime? Crime? I’m afraid I can’t think of any, but I can safely say my whole life wa read more

The Merry Widow Waltz: Lubitsch’s “Heaven Can Wait”

Random Pictures Posted by Amy on May 4, 2014

This post is part of the Romantic Comedy Blogathon, hosted by Backlots and Carole & Co.! It’s hard to imagine Ernst Lubitsch, director of The Love Parade (1929), Design for Living (1933), and Ninotchka (1939), making something that isn’t a classy, urbane romantic comedy. Heaven Can Wait (1943) read more

The Merry Widow Waltz: Lubitsch’s “Heaven Can Wait”

Random Pictures Posted by Amy on May 4, 2014

This post is part of the Romantic Comedy Blogathon, hosted by Backlots and Carole & Co.! It’s hard to imagine Ernst Lubitsch, director of The Love Parade (1929), Design for Living (1933), and Ninotchka (1939), making something that isn’t a classy, urbane romantic comedy. Heaven Can Wait (1943) read more

Heaven Can Wait (1943) (2)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Aug 25, 2013

When Henry Van Cleve (Don Ameche) dies, he has no delusions about going to Heaven.  But before he can go anywhere, he has to explain to the devil why he belongs in Hell.  So he starts telling his life story, beginning with his privileged childhood spent living with his parents and doting grandfather read more

Heaven Can Wait (1943)

Le Mot du Cinephiliaque Posted by Michael on Oct 2, 2012

Heaven Can Wait (Ernst Lubitsch, 1943) An old roué arrives in Hades to review his life with Satan, who will rule on his eligibility to enter the Underworld. Continuing the quest into my first goal in film watching, to watch the entire list of the 1000 Greatest Films of All Time of TSPDT, read more

Heaven Can Wait (1943) (1)

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by Kristen on Aug 22, 2012

A surprising fact: The 1978 movie with the same name isn’t a remake of this 1943 film!  In fact, aside from both dealing with death and the afterlife, there’s nothing similar in plot or story between the two.  The 1978 film Heaven Can Wait is actually a remake of the 1941 film Here Co read more

Heaven Can Wait (1)

The Best Picture Project Posted by Alyson on May 9, 2011

Wait, didn’t we review this already?  Nope, there are two Best Picture nominations named Heaven Can Wait, one in 1943 and the other here in 1978.  In the earlier Heaven Can Wait, a man tells his life story to Satan.  Here is a completely different story, the remake of the 1941 film, Here Comes read more

Heaven Can Wait (2)

The Best Picture Project Posted by Alyson on Apr 17, 2010

After Henry (Don Ameche) dies, he heads straight to Hell’s lobby to tell Satan the story of his life in order to gain entrance to the underworld.  You see, Henry is convinced that with all his womanizing over the years he’d never be admitted into heaven.  What unfolds is the life of a wealthy read more

Good Heavens: Heaven Can Wait (1943)

Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog Posted by Google profile on Jan 28, 2009

About MeBlogger, Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog and more. Please add my Google profile to your circles. It's funny how over time elements of a movie fade from memory. So much so that most of the particulars are forgotten. When the movie is seen again years later, the film feels brand new and read more

The Merry Widow Waltz: Lubitsch’s Heaven Can Wait

Random Pictures Posted by Amy on Nov 30, -0001

This post is part of the Romantic Comedy Blogathon, hosted by Backlots and Carole & Co.! It’s hard to imagine Ernst Lubitsch, director of “The Love Parade” (1929), “Design for Living” (1933), and “Ninotchka” (1939), making something that isn’t a classy, urbane read more