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Heaven Can Wait (1943) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by Ernst Lubitsch and produced by Ernst Lubitsch.

Academy Awards 1978 --- Ceremony Number 52 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best CinematographyEdward CronjagerNominated
Best DirectorErnst LubitschNominated
Best Picture20th Century-FoxNominated
Best ActorWarren BeattyNominated
Best Supporting ActorJack WardenNominated
Best Supporting ActressDyan CannonNominated
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Paul Sylbert, Edwin O'Donovan; Set Decoration: George GainesWon
Best CinematographyWilliam A. FrakerNominated
Best DirectorWarren Beatty, Buck HenryNominated
Best Music - ScoringDave GrusinNominated
Best PictureWarren Beatty, ProducerNominated
Best WritingElaine May, Warren BeattyNominated
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Seattle International Film Festival 2016: Technicolor Gene Tierney in Heaven Can Wait (1946)

By KC on May 28, 2016 From Classic Movies

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 full article


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

By Michaela on Nov 15, 2015 From Love Letters to Old Hollywood

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 full article


Parenting Advice from Heaven Can Wait (1943)

By Judy on Mar 26, 2015 From Cary Grant Won't Eat You

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 parent... Read full article


Heaven Can Wait (1943)

By Beatrice on Sep 23, 2014 From Flickers in Time

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 full article


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

By Amy on May 4, 2014 From Random Pictures

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) i... Read full article


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