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Falling asleep during the Paradise Coffee ("The Coffee that Makes You Sleep") Program, the band's third trumpeter dreams he's Athanael, an angel deputized to blow the Last Trumpet at exactly midnight on Earth. But Osidro and Doremus, two fallen angels enjoying the physical pleasures of an earthly existence, try to steal Athanael's trumpet, enlisting the aid of suave jewel thief Archie Dexter. Athanael fumbles his first try when he saves Archie's accomplice, Fran, from suicide. His second chance seems doomed when he's forced to leave his trumpet as security for a meal he can't pay for. But he gets it back just in time for a final confrontation with his desperate adversaries, dangling with them from the roof, only seconds from Midnight. Written by
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The Cliffside Park amusement park in New Jersey references the actual Pallisades Amusement Park that was located in the boroughs of Cliffside Park and Fort Lee. Opened in 1898, it was closed in 1971 by eminent domain - a victim of its own success and grossly inadequate parking to accommodate the crowds. The site is now the location of several high-rise apartment and condominium towers. See more »
When Athanael arrives at the Hotel Universal, he asks the clerk whether the clock is showing the right time. Despite his worries about the clock's accuracy, he finally says that he'll take the clerk's word that the clock says 7:15. In fact, the clock says 11:15. See more »
Come close to me please Athanael, come closer to me.
If I got any closer, I'd be standing behind you. Now let me go!
Look at me darling. Can't you see what my eyes are saying?
Yes, and you oughta watch your language!
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Jack Benny and a magnificent supporting cast help keep your interest in this lightweight, yet highly imaginative, fanciful comedy about an angel in charge of destroying the Earth. Lots of great sight gags and double entendres keep things going. Additionally, the script if rife with sadistic ironies reminiscent of O'Henry and Mark Twain. If you've never seen it, pull up the ottoman and enjoy.
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