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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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Michael, aka Mike
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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
Edgar Kennedy ...
Judd
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Mrs. O'Donnell
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Speck O'Donnell
Will Orleans ...
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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12 September 1947 (USA)  »

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Heaven Only Knows 1947 Western/Fantasy
4 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a must see movie if you can find it. Robert Cummings is an angel sent down to earth because a cowboy (Played by Brian Donlevy) destined for good is turning bad with influence of the devil (Played by Gearld Mohr) I had never seen Robert Cummings in a role so perfect for him until I saw this movie on television in the 1950.s He was portrayed on television at that time in his own weekly show titled: Love that Bob, AKA: The Bob Cummings show. It was funny I guess but the role he plays in this movie is simply outstanding. Many events during film occur which causes Bob Cummings to perform a few miracles and the end of the film is very memorable as the stagecoach gradually starts to fly toward heaven. This film was also known as "Montana Mike" and I believe many film goers avoided the film because of it's false Western theme. In Fact, I am not a real fan of Western movies and the night it appeared on television as "Montana Mike" happened to be an evening when nothing else worth watching was on the tube. Much to my surprise, this was more a fantasy film then a western. This film was released thru United Artist and is very hard to find. If anyone knows where a decent DVD copy is available Please inform everyone on this web page. Thank You.


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