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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.

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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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A Great Cast in New hilarious Hit! See more »

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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

Serenade in Blue
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played on the radio when Jeff and Daphne are in the car
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FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE On The Fox Movie Channel!
23 October 2006 | by dtbSee all my reviews

For those of you who haven't been able to find FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE and want to, look no further than the Fox Movie Channel -- the movie's on FMC as I type this! The movie itself is an odd but amiable comedy starring Clifton Webb as an angel going incognito as a rancher (Clifton Webb as an urbane, persnickety angel going rustic -- there's a mindbender for you! :-) to help theater folk Robert Cummings and Joan Bennett get over their self-absorption and start a family (feeling dizzy yet? :-). Although its tone is uneven, veering between hilarity and mawkishness, it's still watchable thanks to the great cast, particularly Webb, Edmund Gwenn as a fellow angel, and Gigi Perreau and Tommy Rettig as two kid angels who are growing up in Heaven because their parents-to-be keep putting off starting a family. I found the kid angels' part of the story to be the most touching and intriguing, with its concept of children who are already "old souls" when they're born, so they turn out to be "child prodigies" because they already know so much (Webb has a delightful grouchfest about that). Anyway, if you're a sucker for Clifton Webb and heartwarming dramedies where angels solve people's problems, keep your eye on your cable listings, or if your cable company doesn't carry the Fox Movie Channel, now might be a good time to bug them to pick it up! :-)


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