MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 13,823 this week

Heaven Only Knows (1947)

6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 207 users  
Reviews: 33 user | 2 critic

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

Director:

Writers:

(original story), (treatment), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1217 titles
created 28 Jan 2012
 
a list of 956 titles
created 01 Apr 2012
 
a list of 1964 titles
created 26 May 2012
 
a list of 854 titles
created 05 Jul 2012
 
a list of 775 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Heaven Only Knows (1947)

Heaven Only Knows (1947) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Heaven Only Knows.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

John Ford weaves three "Judge Priest" stories together to form a good- natured exploration of honour and small-town politics in the South around the turn of the century. Judge William ... See full summary »

Director: John Ford
Stars: Charles Winninger, Arleen Whelan, John Russell
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Owen Waterbury, bestselling novelist, recruits aspiring writer Stephanie 'Steve' Gaylord as his latest of many secretaries. The stars in her eyes fade when she finds she is to work in his ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Martin
Stars: Laraine Day, Kirk Douglas, Keenan Wynn
Certificate: Passed Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

In the sixth entry of this series, Dr. Paul Christian is giving a party for Janie Webster, a motherless little girl of nine, with a fine singing voice. But, as her father, Bob Webster, is ... See full summary »

Director: Erle C. Kenton
Stars: Jean Hersholt, Dorothy Lovett, Robert Baldwin
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A WWII veteran goes back to England after the war only to discover that his wartime sweetheart has got mixed up with a dangerous spy ring.

Director: Cy Endfield
Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Moira Lister, Alan Wheatley
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Pretty Molly Lucian enlists the reluctant aid of psychologist Felix Milne in treating her potentially homicidal husband Adam, who refuses to see a "real" psychiatrist. Traumatized in a ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Kimmins
Stars: Burgess Meredith, Dulcie Gray, Michael Shepley
Impact (1949)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A unfaithful wife plots with her lover to kill her husband, but the lover is accidentally killed instead. The husband stays in hiding, and lets his wife be charged with conspiracy.

Director: Arthur Lubin
Stars: Brian Donlevy, Ella Raines, Charles Coburn
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Three working girls in Budapest pool their resources to get a better apartment and impress their dates. One dates a nobleman and, learning of her rejection by him, considers poison. Another... See full summary »

Director: Edward H. Griffith
Stars: Janet Gaynor, Loretta Young, Constance Bennett
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An angel disguises himself as a crusty old rancher in order to visit Earth and help an unborn child find suitable parents.

Director: George Seaton
Stars: Clifton Webb, Joan Bennett, Robert Cummings
Drama | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An anthology of three loosely connected occult tales, with ironic and romantic twists.

Director: Julien Duvivier
Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Charles Boyer, Barbara Stanwyck
Lucky Me (1954)
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Candy Williams is a struggling performer in a musical troupe, headed by Hap Schneider. Unfortunately, the troupe has fallen on hard times, forcing the members to get jobs cleaning hotel ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Donohue
Stars: Doris Day, Robert Cummings, Phil Silvers
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The marital difficulties of four couples living in a southern California housing development become intertwined. Among the unhappy couples are ne'er-do-well Jerry Flagg and his ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Ritt
Stars: Joanne Woodward, Sheree North, Tony Randall
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The lives of a number of the workers and executives in a Manhattan skyscraper are affected by the actions of a philandering and crooked company boss.

Director: Frank R. Strayer
Stars: Mary Brian, Irene Rich, James Hall
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Michael, aka Mike
...
Adam 'Duke' Byron
Marjorie Reynolds ...
Ginger 'The Copper Queen'
Jorja Curtright ...
Drusilla Wainwright
Bill Goodwin ...
Bill Plumber
...
Reverend Wainwright
...
Sheriff Matt Bodine
...
Treason
Edgar Kennedy ...
Judd
...
Mrs. O'Donnell
Peter Miles ...
Speck O'Donnell
Will Orleans ...
Kansas City Kid (as Will Orlean)
Ray Bennett ...
Lawyer Creel
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

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

Genres:

Western | Fantasy

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 September 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Montana Mike  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
I too loved this movie as a kid...
30 June 2000 | by (Virginia) – See all my reviews

Like Allanph I saw this on TV when I was very small and I remember it as "Moantana Mike." It used to be on pretty frequently in the early days of television, as I remember, and my brother and I both loved it. I have been trying to tape it or buy it since videos became available, with no luck. I wish the powers that be would re-release it on video. It is a fond memory from a more innocent time. And it must be a great film because my brother and I both have the same strong desire to see it again. I am sure it is a classic, so why not treat it as such?


18 of 21 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
On my wishlist dan-of-old
Discuss Heaven Only Knows (1947) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?