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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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A Great Cast in New hilarious 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

A picture of Marilyn Monroe can be seen on a magazine cover in the scene where Clifton Webb is playing the harp. 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

Sweet and Lovely
(uncredited)
Written by Gus Arnheim, Harry Tobias and Neil Moret (as Jules LeMare)
Played when Daphne first makes a play for Charles
Also played when Charles orders the bottle of champagne at the nightclub
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1950's fantasy, two play writers, clifton webb as angel, bob cummings at his best
31 March 2002 | by rdepontbSee all my reviews

Great escapist fantasy, perfect 1950s era storyline and shooting. Clifton Webb couldn't be better as cowboy-playing angel trying to get this writer-couple to want a baby who's been waiting for parents.

The acting, staging, storyline, acting all terrific, great fun, poignant, simple.


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