Heaven Can Wait

Lists: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Romance

Brief 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."

Overall Ranking: - (Rank from 1943: # 0)

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  • Gene Tierney (Martha Strabel Van Cleve)
  • Don Ameche (Henry Van Cleve)
  • Charles Coburn (Hugo Van Cleve)
  • Marjorie Main (Mrs. Strabel)
  • Laird Cregar (His Excellency)
  • Spring Byington (Bertha Van Cleve)
  • Allyn Joslyn (Albert Van Cleve)
  • Eugene Pallette (E.F. Strabel)
  • Signe Hasso (Yvette ("Mademoiselle"))
  • Louis Calhern (Randolph Van Cleve)
  • Helene Reynolds (Peggy Nash)
  • Aubrey Mather (James)
  • Tod Andrews (Jack Van Cleve)
  • Florence Bates (Mrs. Edna Craig (uncredited))
  • Scotty Beckett (Henry Van Cleve - Age 9 (uncredited))
  • Clara Blandick (Grandmother Van Cleve (uncredited))
  • Leonard Carey (Flogdell (uncredited))
  • James Conaty (Man in Park with Top Hat (uncredited))
  • Jack Deery (Party Guest (uncredited))
  • Claire Du Brey (Miss Ralston - Jacks Secretary (uncredited))
  • Jay Eaton (Book Store Clerk (uncredited))
  • James Flavin (Policeman (uncredited))
  • Bess Flowers (Party Guest (uncredited))
  • Gary Gray (Boy in Park (uncredited))
  • Alfred Hall (Alberts Father (uncredited))
  • Grayce Hampton (Alberts Mother (uncredited))
  • Marlene Mains (Mary - Age 9 (uncredited))
  • Trudy Marshall (Jane Van Cleve - Jacks Wife (uncredited))
  • Edwin Maxwell (Doctor (uncredited))
  • Michael McLean (Henry Van Cleve - as Baby (uncredited))
  • Doris Merrick (Nellie Brown - Registered Nurse (uncredited))
  • Harold Miller (Party Guest (uncredited))
  • Dickie Moore (Henry Van Cleve - Age 15 (uncredited))
  • Bert Moorhouse (Party Guest (uncredited))
  • Clarence Muse (Jasper (uncredited))
  • Monty OGrady (Party Guest (uncredited))
  • Anne ONeal (Day Nurse (uncredited))
  • Gerald Pierce (Elevator Operator (uncredited))
  • Nino Pipitone Jr. (Jack Van Cleve - as Child (uncredited))
  • June Preston (Jack Van Cleve daughter (age 13) (uncredited))
  • Maureen Roden-Ryan (Bediliah - Nurse in Park (uncredited))
  • Anita Sharp-Bolster (Mrs. Cooper-Cooper (uncredited))
  • Gerald Oliver Smith (Smith - Van Cleves Second Butler (uncredited))