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For Heaven's Sake (1950)

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

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Two angels, Charles and Arthur, are sent down to retrieve a young girl who has selected the couple she wishes to be borne to but who are so involved in their theatrical lives that procreation doesn't get a look in. To try and ginger things up Charles materialises and poses as a rich potential backer for their next show, only to discover that life on earth can be quite fun. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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HILARIOUS LAFF HIT! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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29 January 1951 (Portugal)  »

Also Known As:

Apuros de um Anjo  »

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One of only two of Clifton Webb's sound films in which he appears without his mustache. The other was Satan Never Sleeps (1962). See more »

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Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture
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Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Played during the first Central Park scene and when they return to the apartment
Also hummed by Lydia during the "sheep" scene
Also played during the "autumn breeze" scene
Also played when Charles and Daphne are dancing
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FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE On The Fox Movie Channel!
23 October 2006 | by (Whitehall, PA) – See all my reviews

For those of you who haven't been able to find FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE and want to, look no further than the Fox Movie Channel -- the movie's on FMC as I type this! The movie itself is an odd but amiable comedy starring Clifton Webb as an angel going incognito as a rancher (Clifton Webb as an urbane, persnickety angel going rustic -- there's a mindbender for you! :-) to help theater folk Robert Cummings and Joan Bennett get over their self-absorption and start a family (feeling dizzy yet? :-). Although its tone is uneven, veering between hilarity and mawkishness, it's still watchable thanks to the great cast, particularly Webb, Edmund Gwenn as a fellow angel, and Gigi Perreau and Tommy Rettig as two kid angels who are growing up in Heaven because their parents-to-be keep putting off starting a family. I found the kid angels' part of the story to be the most touching and intriguing, with its concept of children who are already "old souls" when they're born, so they turn out to be "child prodigies" because they already know so much (Webb has a delightful grouchfest about that). Anyway, if you're a sucker for Clifton Webb and heartwarming dramedies where angels solve people's problems, keep your eye on your cable listings, or if your cable company doesn't carry the Fox Movie Channel, now might be a good time to bug them to pick it up! :-)


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