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Heaven Can Wait [videorecording]

Twentieth Century-Fox presents Ernst Lubitsch's production ; screenplay by Samson Raphaelson ; directed by Ernst Lubitsch
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
Newly deceased playboy Henry Van Cleve arrives at the outer offices of Hades where he asks a bemused Satan for permission to enter the gates of Hell. Though the Devil doubts he will qualify, Henry proceeds to recount a lifetime wooing and pursuing women.
Director
Ernst Lubitsch
Performers
Don Ameche, Gene Tierney, Charles Coburn, Laird Cregar.
Release Date
1943
Run Time
112 min.
Language
Dialogue in English ; closed captioned
Notes
  • Based on the play Birthday by Lazlo Bus-Fekete.
  • Videodisc release of a 1943 motion picture production.
  • Special features: New video conversation between film critics Molly Haskell and Andrew Sarris; Creativity with Bill Moyers: A Portrait of Samson Raphaelson (1982), a 30-minute program exploring the screenwriter s life and career; audio seminar with Raphaelson and film critic Richard Corliss recorded at the Museum of Modern Art in 1977; Lubitsch home piano recordings; original theatrical trailer; a new essay by film scholar William Paul.
Edition
Special ed
Series
Criterion Collection
Series Statement
Criterion collection ; 291
Criterion collection 291
ISBN
1559409614, 9781559409612
Credits
Director of photography, Edward J. Cronjager ; editor, Dorothy Spencer ; music, Alfred Newman.
Published
[United States] : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment ; [Chatsworth, CA] : Image Entertainment : Criterion Collection, [2005].
Publisher no.
CC1613D 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Related Resources
Internet Movie Database Summary and Reviews
Description
1 videodisc (112 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD video; region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono.
Technical Details
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