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Heaven Only Knows (1947)

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An angel is sent to earth to help a saloon owner and gambler save his soul.

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Complete credited cast:
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Michael, aka Mike
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Adam 'Duke' Byron
Marjorie Reynolds ...
Ginger 'The Copper Queen'
Jorja Curtright ...
Drusilla Wainwright
Bill Goodwin ...
Bill Plumber
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Reverend Wainwright
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Sheriff Matt Bodine
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Treason
Edgar Kennedy ...
Judd
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Mrs. O'Donnell
Peter Miles ...
Speck O'Donnell
Will Orleans ...
Kansas City Kid (as Will Orlean)
Ray Bennett ...
Lawyer Creel
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Trade shown, reviewed and released as "Heaven Only Knows," for a short while until the exhibitors (in mostly small town situations) started complaining that customers were staying away in droves because they thought it was a religious film. UA pulled it back, in the same release year, and retitled it "Montana Mike" and sent it back out again, one of the few instances where an original title and an alternate title occurred in the same original release period or year, despite some sources that seem to think original and alternate and re-issue titles all came about in the same year. Actually it was a "religious" film or, to be more specific, a "religious fantasy" film. but it sold well in the stix as a Western, and worked well as one also. It seems that in Heaven, the Book of Life and The Book of Destiny are all out of balance because of one guy, a Montana saloon keeper and cold, ruthless killer, and the problem is the angels forgot to make a entry in the Book of Life for him. So a ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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angel | saloon | heaven | church | gunfight | See more »

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Western | Fantasy

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12 September 1947 (USA)  »

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Montana Mike  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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John Litel who played Reverend Wainright would later play Bob Cummings' boss Mr. Thackery on the 50s TV sitcom My Hero (1952). See more »

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Wish I could obtain a copy of this movie. Does anyone know how to get one?
2 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

Heaven Only Knows from 1947 was a great movie with a beautiful message. It left a wonderful impression on me as a child. The story itself gave forth the importance of good over evil. Robert Cummings along with Brian Donlevy put forth great acting in this film. The actor who portrayed the Devil also left an impression on me. The idea of putting this rather religious message in the area of a western town, is unique. I keep looking to see if it is listed in the TV movie guides but never see it. I often wonder why some of those older, great, movies are never shown on TV considering the TV networks keep playing other older movies over and over again. Does anyone know how I can obtain a copy of this film? I have tried everywhere.


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