Heaven Can Wait (1943) Script

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Year:1943
Director:Ernst Lubitsch
Written by:Samson Raphaelson (Screenplay), Leslie Bush-Fekete (Theatre Play)

Script Synopsis:Spoiled playboy Henry van Cleve dies and arrives at the entrance to Hell, a final destination he is sure he deserves after living a life of profligacy. The devil, however, isn't so sure Henry meets Hell's standards. Convinced he is where he belongs, Henry recounts his life's deeds, both good and bad, including an act of indiscretion during his 25-year marriage to his wife, Martha, with the hope that "His Excellency" will arrive at the proper judgment.
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Heaven Can Wait Script

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Year:1978
Director:Warren Beatty, Buck Henry
Written by:Elaine May (Screenplay), Harry Segall (Theatre Play)

Script Synopsis:Joe Pendleton is a quarterback preparing to lead his team to the superbowl when he is almost killed in an accident. An overanxious angel plucks him to heaven only to discover that he wasn't ready to die, and that his body has been cremated. A new body must be found, and that of a recently murdered millionaire is chosen. His wife and accountant, the murderers, are confused by this development, as he buys the L.A. Rams in order to once again quarterback them into the Superbowl.
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