Heaven Can Wait

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Heaven Can Wait

In Ernst Lubitsch’s Heaven Can Wait, spoiled playboy Henry van Cleve (Don Ameche) dies and arrives at the entrance to Hell, a final destination he is sure he deserves after living a life of profligacy. The devil (Laird Cregar), 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 (Gene Tierney), with the hope that “His Excellency” will arrive at the proper judgment.

Tickets: $11 (members), $16 (nonmembers), $13 (senior nonmembers)

"A comedy of manners, edged with satire, in the slickest Lubitsch style."
Bosley Crowther, The New York Times
"Count German expat Ernst Lubitsch among the directors whose films require a darkened theater and a willing audience to even work -- you just won't get him at home on your flatscreen."
Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out

This film is part of the Senior Afternoon Cinema series.

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