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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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29 January 1951 (Portugal)  »

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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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St. Louis Blues
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Music by W.C. Handy
Played on the harp in the hotel room
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Completely charming
11 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Utterly charming comedy with Clifton Webb and Edmund Gwenn delightful as a pair of guardian angels tasked with getting a little girl born to a self absorbed but good hearted couple.

Joan Bennett comes across well as the prospective mother, a warm presence this film came along just as she was segueing from her period as a film noir chippy to character and mother roles. Joan Blondell is great fun as a flashy screenwriter injecting her special brand of zip whenever she's on screen. Robert Cummings is bland as the father to be but he fades into the background and doesn't hurt the picture.

As enjoyable as the two Joans are this is really Clifton's show and he makes the most of it especially after he temporarily returns to earth in human form and has many misadventures. A sweet, feel good film in the best sense of that phrase.


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