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Heaven Only Knows (1947)

Approved | | Western, Fantasy | 12 September 1947 (USA)
An angel is sent to earth to help a saloon owner and gambler save his soul.

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Michael, aka Mike
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Adam 'Duke' Byron
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Ginger 'The Copper Queen'
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Drusilla Wainwright
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Bill Plumber
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Reverend Wainwright
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Sheriff Matt Bodine
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Treason
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Judd
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Mrs. O'Donnell
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Speck O'Donnell
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Kansas City Kid (as Will Orlean)
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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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Western | Fantasy

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A movie worth remembering
25 April 2004 | by (new jersey) – See all my reviews

I rated this move as a 10 because I recall seeing it over 50 years ago as a young boy and at that time it gave me great joy as it would if I saw it again today. True, it is a fantasy but isn't that what dreams are made of? I was fortunate enough to see this in a movie theater rather than television. Somehow when you see the old movies on TV they lose their magic.

I believe that this was the first picture that I can recall seeing Bob Cummings in.

I rated this move as a 10 because I recall seeing it over 50 years ago as a young boy and at that time it gave me great joy as it would if I saw it again today. True, it is a fantasy but isn't that what dreams are made of? I was fortunate enough to see this in a movie theater rather than television. Somehow when you see the old movies on TV they lose their magic.




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