Robert Montgomery Presents: Season 2, Episode 16

Stairway to Heaven (9 Apr. 1951)

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In this fantasy, a pilot learns that his life has been predetermined to end at a certain time. He temporarily evades his fate because of a snafu on the part of his heavenly emissary and his love of a WAC.

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Lee Bowman ...
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Francis Compton ...
The Collector
Bramwell Fletcher ...
Dr. Reeves
Jean Gillespie ...
June
Richard Greene ...
Peter
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In this fantasy, a pilot learns that his life has been predetermined to end at a certain time. He temporarily evades his fate because of a snafu on the part of his heavenly emissary and his love of a WAC.

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9 April 1951 (USA)  »

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This episode was included in the book "Television Writing" by Robert S. Greene, Harper & Bros, NY, 1956. The script is used as an example for many of the points they make about script writing for TV in the book. There is a note saying why they chose this script for this book: There are many reasons why this particular script was selected. The original story by Mr. Pressburger and Mr. Powell is superb - it is warm, sensitive and human, containing great dramatic impact, and is most imaginative in concept. In addition to this, it achieves great success in combining the elements of fantasy and reality into a really satisfying story. See more »

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Remake of Stairway to Heaven (1946) See more »

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