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Heaven can wait

Call Number



Special ed.


Don Ameche, Gene Tierney, Charles Coburn, Marjorie Main, Spring Byington, Signe Hasso, Laird Cregar.

Publication Information

[United States] : The Criterion Collection, c2005.

Physical Description

1 videodisc (112 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


Deceased turn-of-the century playboy Henry Van Cleve presents himself to the outer offices of Hades, where he asks a bemused Satan for permission to enter the gates of hell. Though the devil doubts that Henry's sins qualify him for eternal damnation, Henry proceeds to recount a lifetime of wooing and pursing women, his long, happy marriage to Martha notwithstanding.


DVD format.

Videodisc release of the 1943 motion picture.

Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

Not rated.

Based on the play "Birthday" by Lazlo Bus-Fekete.

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