Heaven can wait

by Ernst Lubitsch 1h52min United States 1943
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Film details

Heaven can wait
by Ernst Lubitsch

An old roué arrives in Hades to review his life with Satan, who will rule on his eligibility to enter the Underworld.

Status of the VoD copy


  • Gene Tierney : Martha Strabel Van Cleve
  • Don Ameche : Henry Van Cleve
  • Charles Coburn : Hugo Van Cleve
  • And with: Eugene Pallette, Louis Calhern, Allyn Joslyn, Marjorie Main, Spring Byington, Signe Hasso, Laird Cregar, Helene Reynolds, Aubrey Mather, Michael Ames, Dickie Moore


  • Director Ernst Lubitsch
  • Scenario Samson Raphaelson
  • Photo director Edward Cronjager
  • Set Design Thomas Little
  • Costume Design René Hubert
  • Sound Eugene Grossman, Roger Heman
  • Editing Dorothy Spencer
  • Original music Alfred Newman
  • Producer Ernst Lubitsch
  • Production Compagny Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
  • Distributor Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,37:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1943
  • Release date for France08/28/1946
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorColors
  • LanguageEnglish
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