This is the six movie directed by Ernst Lubitsch upon which I have posted.
Available on YouTube
Born: January 29, 1892, Berlin, Germany
Died: November 30, 1947, Los Angeles, California, United States
My favourites so far are Ninotchka and To Be or Not to Be
The screenplay was by Samson Raphaelson based on the play Birthday by Ladislaus Bus-Fekete. The music score was by Alfred Newman and the cinematography by Edward Cronjager.
The film tells the story of a playboy named Henry Van Cleve (Don Ameche) who dies and arrives at the entrance to Hell. The Devil (Laird Cregar) is not so sure that Henry deserves to go to Hell, so Henry recounts his life story, both good and bad.
Henry's story begins with his childhood as the spoiled only child of wealthy parents. He grows up to be a playboy, living a life of luxury and indulgence. However, he also has a good heart, and he is able to find love and happiness with his wife, Martha (Gene Tierney)
Henry's life is not without its flaws, however. He has a number of affairs, and he can be reckless and irresponsible. But even in his darkest moments, he always tries to do the right thing
Heaven Can Wait was a critical and commercial success upon its release. It was nominated for three Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Cinematography