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For Heaven's Sake (1950)

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

Director:

George Seaton

Writers:

George Seaton, Dorothy Segall (play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Clifton Webb ... Charles / Slim Charles
Joan Bennett ... Lydia Bolton
Robert Cummings ... Jeff Bolton
Edmund Gwenn ... Arthur
Joan Blondell ... Daphne Peters
Gigi Perreau ... Item
Jack La Rue ... Tony Clark
Harry von Zell ... Tex Henry
Tommy Rettig ... Joe Blake
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Julie Adams ... Joe's Mother (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

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 J-26

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Belvedere's Back in his newest comedy hit.. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 January 1951 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Apuros de um Anjo See more »

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Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Arthur: Well, Charles, they finally made it.
Charles: And who knows, Arthur? Twenty years from now we may be walking down a church aisle together.
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Connections

References The Westerner (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

St. Louis Blues
(uncredited)
Music by W.C. Handy
Played on the harp in the hotel room
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Slight but enjoyable.
13 July 2001 | by haroldg-2See all my reviews

FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE, George Seaton's 1950 heavenly comedy, is worth seeing mostly for the very funny performance of Clifton Webb. Webb is the whole show, playing an angel who comes to earth to help overly busy couple Robert Cummings and Joan Bennett have a baby.

Cummings and Bennett really have very little to do and are mostly wasted, though Joan Blondell has several funny scenes and is her usual breezy, likeable self.

Not a classic heavenly fantasy like HERE COMES MR. JORDAN or IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, but enjoyable and worth seeing for Webb's fine comic performance.


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