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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Charles / Slim Charles
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Lydia Bolton
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Jeff Bolton
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Daphne Peters
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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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A picture of Marilyn Monroe can be seen on a magazine cover in the scene where Clifton Webb is playing the harp. See more »

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Serenade in Blue
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Music by Harry Warren
Played on the radio when Jeff and Daphne are in the car
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"Angels, like shoes, come in all sizes."
21 August 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Angels Clifton Webb and Edmund Gwenn are tasked with bringing an unborn (not even conceived yet!) child into the world by getting a theatrical couple (Robert Cummings, Joan Bennett) with a rocky marriage to have a baby. Webb hatches a plan to take human form in order to better accomplish this task. But life as a human proves to be a distraction for him and Gwenn has to intervene.

Webb is the star of the show, particularly as a Gary Cooper-inspired cowboy character. If you're a fan of Webb's you have to see this. Cummings and Bennett are fine, if a bit dull. Gwenn is likable as ever. Joan Blondell adds her usual brand of zing to things. Gigi Perreau is cute playing the would-be daughter and Tommy Rettig from Lassie is adorable in a small part. Jack La Rue is fun as an actor who's played one too many gangster parts. Loses momentum midway through but is still enjoyable. Old-fashioned ideas such as having a baby will save a troubled marriage will induce eye rolls for many viewers today, I'm sure. But it's all well-meaning and good-natured. Not for the cynics among us. Sweet, charming, and funny.


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