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A Matter of Life and Death

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MPAA Rating: PG
Genre: Fantasy
Director: Michael Powell

British Air Force pilot Peter Carter is on his way home to England from a World War II bombing mission in a badly damaged aircraft. Before he bails out of the plane into the ocean, he contacts June, an Allied radio operator with whom he shares what he believes to be his final moments on Earth. But Peter survives, finds June and they fall in love. A problem arises when a divine messenger arrives to escort Peter to heaven to rectify his wrongful survival.

Cast :

  • David Niven
  • Peter Carter
  • Kim Hunter
  • June
  • Raymond Massey
  • Abraham Farlan
  • Robert Coote
  • Bob
  • Kathleen Byron
  • An Angel
  • Richard Attenborough
  • An English Pilot
  • Bonar Colleano
  • An American Pilot
  • Joan Maude
  • Chief Recorder
  • Marius Goring
  • Conductor 71
  • Roger Livesey
  • Doctor Reeves
  • Robert Atkins
  • The Vicar
  • Bob Roberts
  • Dr. Gaertler
  • Edwin Max
  • Dr. McEwen
  • Betty Potter
  • Mrs. Tucker
  • Abraham Sofaer
  • The Judge
Producers :
Michael Powell , Emeric Pressburger
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