Heaven Can Wait Overview:

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)

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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Silver Screen Standards: Heaven Can Wait (1943)

By Jennifer Garlen on Mar 14, 2024 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Silver Screen Standards: Heaven Can Wait (1943) While you might expect a movie about the balance of a man?s life being judged at the gates of Hell to be heavy existential stuff, Ernst Lubitsch?s Heaven Can Wait (1943) serves it up as a sparkling romantic comedy in the director?s quintessential st... Read full article

Don Ameche meets “His Excellency” in “Heaven Can Wait” (1943)

By Stephen Reginald on Dec 4, 2020 From Classic Movie Man

Don Ameche meets “His Excellency” in “Heaven Can Wait” (1943) Heaven Can Wait (1943) is an American comedy produced and directed by Ernst Lubitsch. It stars Gene Tierney, Don Ameche, and Charles Coburn. The film is shot in beautiful 20th Century-Fox Technicolor.The plot ... Read full article

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

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