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Heaven Can Wait (1943)



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In this charming character comedy, a man (Don Ameche) dies and presumes, based on his perception of himself, that he's going to hell. He has a discussion with the devil (that's hilariously polite and amiable) in which he reflects back on his life. Stereotypes give way to solid characterization early on, which is largely why the movie succeeds. Not director Ernst Lubitsch's best work, but a fine film nonetheless.