Stairway to Heaven (1946) Poster


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Remade as 

Robert Montgomery Presents: Stairway to Heaven (1951) (TV Episode)
episode based on an earlier film

Referenced in 

Robert Montgomery Presents: The Sheffield Story (1952) (TV Episode)
Mentioned (as Stairway to Heaven) during Robert Montgomery's introduction of David Niven.
The Three Lives of Thomasina (1963)
Staircase to heaven with statues on either side
Hollywood Uncensored (1987)
Martin Scorsese mentions A Matter of Life and Death during an interview.
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991)
Statues on the stairway (including statues of Powell & Pressburger) when Bill & Ted go to heaven with Death
L.A. Without a Map (1998)
Movie poster on a wall.
The Colour Merchant (1998) (Video)
Referenced by name
Pleasantville (1998)
Star Trek: Voyager: Relativity (1999) (TV Episode)
The table tennis ball frozen in mid-air
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
When Tom Cruise's character returns to the Mansion the Mysterious/Sinister music that is heard was first used in the 1946 'David Niven' film, A Matter of Life and Death (1946) when Niven's character is being judged in heaven.
X-Men (2000)
The 100 Greatest Films (2001) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Angels in America (2003) (TV Mini-Series)
The ranks of desks in heaven. Also the general format of the heavenly tribunal where the character decides whether he is to live or die (though the latter could also be Le testament d'Orphee).
Film Geek (2005)
Scotty mentions it ("Stairway To Heaven").
The 100 Greatest War Films (2005) (TV Movie)
One of the films on the list
When Did You Last See Your Father? (2007)
Tour of the universe in the opening sequence
A Matter of Loaf and Death (2008) (TV Short)
Title reference.
House M.D.: Black Hole (2010) (TV Episode)
Opening sequence and certain effects emulate the visual style
The Event: A Matter of Life and Death (2010) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
QI: History (2011) (TV Episode)
A picture is shown of David Niven appearing in this film.
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.7 (2011) (TV Episode)
Ignatiy compares "The Adjustment Bureau" to the film
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
Closing scene of Captain America reworks the opening scene of A Matter of Life and Death

Featured in 

Arena: A Pretty British Affair (1981) (TV Episode)
Clips included in documentary
Heaven (1987)
The Making of an Englishman (1995) (TV Movie)
A Bit of Scarlet (1997)
clips shown
A Matter of Michael & Emeric (1997) (TV Movie)
The Colour Merchant (1998) (Video)
Clips are shown
A Profile of 'The Red Shoes' (2000)
Earlier Powell-Pressburger movie.
The 100 Greatest Films (2001) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
Passing Through (2002) (Short)
The 100 Greatest War Films (2005) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
The Story of Film: An Odyssey: Episode #1.5 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
The Greatest Ever War Films (2014) (TV Movie)
Number 29 in the Countdown

Spoofed in 

Big Train: Episode #1.4 (1998) (TV Episode)
A very funny spoof of AMOLAD. Made with a lot of knowledge of and love of the original
The Simpsons: Homer Simpson in: 'Kidney Trouble' (1998) (TV Episode)
Homer comes around from the operation and we see this via a blinking eyelid sequence

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