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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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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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Marjorie Reynolds replaced Helen Walker, who had been injured in a car accident. See more »

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Heaven Only Knows (aka Montana Mike)
25 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Like the others that have commented, this movie is one of the most memorable of my youth. I cried each time I saw it. In one way, I was afraid to watch it in the current day for fear that it would not hold the same magic as it did when I was a child. However, I overcame that brief thought and started searching for it quite a few years ago, but never could come up with anything. I even emailed Leonard Maltin about it, and he responded that he also remembered it fondly. He wasn't sure either what had happened to it--whether it was being kept off the market by its current owner or whether the film master had deteriorated and no longer existed. Regardless, I will always hold the scenes and emotions of this wonderful movie in my soul.


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