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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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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}

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


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Release Date:

29 January 1951 (Portugal)  »

Also Known As:

Apuros de um Anjo  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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 »


Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture
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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angel comes down to earth to help kids in heaven find parents
20 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I remember this movie as a kid watching old movies on the independent station in Dallas. I would love to see it again but can't find it anywhere. Clifton Webb is hilarious as the angel. Bob Cummings was very popular at the time with his TV show "love that bob". I watched the movie because of him, but ended up not liking his character very much (i remember him being extremely selfish) But the harp-playing cowboy has stayed in my memory for 30 years. I don't remember anything about the kids other than they were growing older in heaven because their prospective parents kept putting off starting a family. If anyone knows where to find it please drop me a note

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