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Just Like Heaven (1930)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 22 October 1930 (USA)
A balloon seller with grand plans to win a scholarship clashes with a budding dancer and her circus troupe over a prime town-centre location.


Roy William Neill (as R. William Neil)


Adele Buffington (story), Adele Buffington (screen play)


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Cast overview:
Anita Louise ... Mimi Martell
David Newell ... Tobey
Yola d'Avril ... Fifi (as Yola D'Avril)
Gaston Glass ... Jean
Mathilde Comont ... Madame Fogharde
Thomas Jefferson ... Michael
Torben Meyer ... Pierre
Albert Roccardi ... Monsieur Fogharde
Emile Chautard ... Jacques Dulac


A balloon seller with grand plans to win a scholarship clashes with a budding dancer and her circus troupe over a prime town-centre location.

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Drama | Romance


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English | French

Release Date:

22 October 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Angeloi tou dromou See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Tiffany Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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This film received its earliest documented West Coast telecasts in San Francisco Thursday 14 August 1952 on KRON (Channel 4) and in Los Angeles Tuesday 17 February 1953 on KECA (Channel 7). See more »

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Pretty good for a Tiffany film....though this is hardly a glowing endorsement.
28 April 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Tiny Tiffany Studios was a low-budget studio that came and went. Their films generally are what you'd expect from a so-called poverty row production company--quickly made and with few frills, stars or decent scripts. "Just Like Heaven" is certainly no great film, but at least it looks pretty good considering who made it.

The film is set in France. However, it's a bizarro world version of France. Some of the actors have reasonable French accents, some (especially Fifi) are more ridiculous caricatures because they completely overdo the accent and behaviors and several, inexplicably, seem about as French as a bottle of Budweiser! This sort of inconsistency annoyed me and I really wanted to slug Fifi in the mouth and tell her to shut up!

As for the story, it begins with an annoying jerk, Tobey, acting as if he owns the streets in the neighborhood with his balloon business. When a traveling show arrives, he tries to chase them off and treats the sweet lady, Mimi, harshly. However, through the course of the film, the gruff Tobey begins to fall for her...which is tough as Jean also loves her and will say anything to win her.

The film is a mildly interesting love triangle and the three stars playing these parts do an okay job. But Fifi is LESS subtle than Pepe le Pew and the film comes off as a very inconsistent and occasionally dopey film...though a nice looking one.

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