For Heaven's Sake (1950)

Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 231 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 1 critic

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


0Check in


Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Mary Hagen lives in a small town in Ohio and goes to Jordon Junior College. For years, there has been whispers, rumors and gossip about who are her real parents. When Tom Bates returns to ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Godfrey
Stars: Ronald Reagan, Shirley Temple, Rory Calhoun
Dreamboat (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Thornton Sayre, a respected college professor, is plagued when his old movies are shown on TV and sets out with his daughter to stop it. However, his former co-star is the hostess of the TV show playing his films and she has other plans.

Director: Claude Binyon
Stars: Clifton Webb, Ginger Rogers, Anne Francis
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

An escaped prisoner and a stuffy law professor vie for the hand of a spirited schoolteacher.

Director: George Stevens
Stars: Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Ronald Colman
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Newsman Mitch and teletype operator Jennifer, whose job is to see he doesn't send inappropriate stuff out of the country, dodge bombs during the blitz of London while falling in love.

Directors: Archie Mayo, Fritz Lang
Stars: Don Ameche, Joan Bennett, Roddy McDowall
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Kit Madden is traveling to Hollywood, where her best-selling novel is to be filmed. Aboard the train, she encounters Marines Rusty and Dink, who don't know she is the author of the famous ... See full summary »

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: Claudette Colbert, John Wayne, Don DeFore
Topper (1937)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A fun-loving couple, finding that they died and are now ghosts, decide to shake up the stuffy lifestyle of a friend of theirs.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod
Stars: Cary Grant, Constance Bennett, Roland Young
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Rejected as an immigrant because he doesn't have the required $200, a Czech immigrant jumps ship and is befriended by a chorus girl and becomes a taxi driver.

Director: Stephen Roberts
Stars: Francis Lederer, Ginger Rogers, Arthur Hohl
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Rick Leland makes no secret of the fact he has no loyalty to his home country after he is court-martialed, kicked out of the Army, and boards a Japanese ship for the Orient in late 1941. ... See full summary »

Directors: John Huston, Vincent Sherman
Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Sydney Greenstreet
Ada (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Bo Gillis is running for Governor. Steve writes the speeches, Sylvester runs the campaign and Bo plays the guitar. Everything is going according to the plan until a hooker named Ada is ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Mann
Stars: Susan Hayward, Dean Martin, Wilfrid Hyde-White
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Fiona, Evelyn and Susanna are sisters. Their mother dies on the Lusitania, their father is killed in France, they must manage their Fifth Avenue mansion by themselves. Fiona marries Charles... See full summary »

Director: Irving Rapper
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Geraldine Fitzgerald
Invitation (1952)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Always believing she had a happy marriage, a young wife's trust in her husband is shaken when she discovers that her father had paid him to marry her.

Director: Gottfried Reinhardt
Stars: Van Johnson, Dorothy McGuire, Ruth Roman
High Wall (1947)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

After a brain-damaged man confesses to murder and is committed, Dr. Ann Lorrison tries to prove his innocence.

Director: Curtis Bernhardt
Stars: Robert Taylor, Audrey Totter, Herbert Marshall


Credited cast:
Charles / Slim Charles
Lydia Bolton
Jeff Bolton
Daphne Peters
Tony Clark
Harry von Zell ...
Tex Henry
Joe Blake
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joe's Mother (scenes deleted)


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}

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


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


Comedy | Drama | Fantasy


See all certifications »




Release Date:

29 January 1951 (Portugal)  »

Also Known As:

Apuros de um Anjo  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


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 »


St. Louis Blues
Music by W.C. Handy
Played on the harp in the hotel room
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Clifton Webb's character playing bebop on the harp isn't to be missed
17 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For Heaven's Sake has a number of witty lines and an interesting premise. If you charted this movie you would see a dip into sentimentality every time Edmund Gwenn shows up. He's such a joke killer in this film. Luckily, he doesn't show up too often. Robert Cummings, never an outstanding presence, turns in a forgettable performance as the theatrical husband and the proximity of his mediocrity somehow manages to suck the life out of the wife, played by Joan Bennett who is usually better than she comes across here. Clifton Webb, sans mustache, is a hoot. In my favorite scene he plays bebop on the harp. It's worth sitting through the whole film just to see that scene.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
nice to see tommy rettig. from lassie. mayanlongcount
Discuss For Heaven's Sake (1950) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: