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From Hell to Heaven (1933)

The various residents and occupants of a resort hotel await the outcome of a horse race at a nearby track, as it will affect each of their lives in different ways. .

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Cast

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Colly Tanner
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Charlie Bayne
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Joan Burt
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Wesley Burt
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Cliff Billings
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Sonnie Lockwood
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Tommy Tucker
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Winnie Lloyd
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Walter Walker ...
Pop Lockwood
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Steve Wells
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Sue Wells
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Mrs. Chadman
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Detective Elmer Lynch
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The various residents and occupants of a resort hotel await the outcome of a horse race at a nearby track, as it will affect each of their lives in different ways. .

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24 February 1933 (USA)  »

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Vidas Cruzadas  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Paramount's response to MGM's highly successful Grand Hotel (1932) See more »

Quotes

Cliff Billings: [to Colly] I could never be sensible where you're concerned.
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Music by Ralph Rainger
Lyrics by Leo Robin
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Good effort to keep viewer's interest with multiple story-lines.
1 September 2009 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

This film started out slowly and I was expecting a real stinker. However, each and every story-line as it developed caught my interest and sympathy. Carole Lombard's part here is very small and she is perhaps the least interesting character of them all. I must admit, there may be something I'm missing because the excellent print that I viewed was 51 minutes long and the documentation says it should be 70 minutes in length. Jack Oakie's part as the announcer at the track was very smooth and entertaining. He brings a little comic relief. It was nice to see Sidney Blackmer from the Cary Grant movie "People will Talk" and an episode of "The Outer Limits" as Lombard's love interest. Each couple bets on a different horse in the race and I really was on edge to see who of the many likable characters would win. The innovative scene at the track where the camera is placed on a long boom which swings in and out at different locations in the stands and focuses on one couple at a time is interesting if not dizzying.


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