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"…one of the most fondly recalled British movies."
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Tuesday, 03 November 2015 at 7.15pm
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  • Romantic fantasy
  • 1946
  • UK
  • 104 mins.
 
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aka Stairway to Heaven

Returning home from a bombing run, World War II pilot Peter Carter (David Niven) is shot down, making last radio contact with an American air controller, June (Kim Hunter) before bailing out and plunging into the sea. With his soul in limbo, a heavenly court meets to decide his fate. Moving seamlessly between a Technicolor earth and a monochrome heaven, the unique vision of Powell and Pressburger (co-creators of Black Narcissus, 1947, and The Red Shoes, 1948) delivers an intensely moving, epic and unforgettable film.

Director:

 
Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger

Cinematographer:

 
Jack Cardiff Production Designer: Alfred Junge

Screenplay:

 
Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger

Cast:

 
David Niven, Kim Hunter, Roger Livesey, Robert Coote, Maris Goring, Raymond Massey, Kathleen Byron, Richard Attenborough, Bonar Colleano, Joan Maude.

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