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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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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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Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

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29 January 1951 (Portugal)  »

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Apuros de um Anjo  »

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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 »

Soundtracks

Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture
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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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Slight but enjoyable.
13 July 2001 | by See 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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