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A Matter of Life and Death
Directed by:
Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger

Directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, "A Matter of Life and Death" (also known as "Scala al paradiso", "Stairway to Heaven", "Irrtum im Jenseits") is a Drama/Fantasy/Romance/War film, released in the USA on December 25 of 1946 , starring David Niven, Kim Hunter, Robert Coote, Kathleen Byron, Richard Attenborough and Joan Maude.

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Who directed "A Matter of Life and Death":

A Matter of Life and Death was directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.

Michael Powell was an English director, writer, producer, and actor. Before A Matter of Life and Death, he had directed 'I Know Where I'm Going!', released in 1945, A Canterbury Tale (1944), One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942), 49th Parallel (1941), The Thief of Bagdad (1940), and Contraband (1940). Since, Michael Powell directed Black Narcissus, released in 1947, The Red Shoes (1948), The Elusive Pimpernel (1950), Gone to Earth (1950), The Tales of Hoffmann (1951), and The Wild Heart (1952).

Emeric Pressburger was an author, screenwriter, producer, director, and actor. Before A Matter of Life and Death, he had directed 'I Know Where I'm Going!', released in 1945, A Canterbury Tale (1944), One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942). Since, Emeric Pressburger directed Black Narcissus, released in 1947, The Red Shoes (1948), The Elusive Pimpernel (1950), Gone to Earth (1950), The Tales of Hoffmann (1951), and The Wild Heart (1952).

When was "A Matter of Life and Death" released:

A Matter of Life and Death was initally released in the United States on Wednesday, December 25, 1946. Other films released on Wednesday, December 25, 1946 are The Secret Heart (dir. Robert Z. Leonard), The Beast with Five Fingers (dir. Robert Florey), and Humoresque (dir. Jean Negulesco). This was seventy-two (72) years ago.

It has been released on Friday, November 01, 1946 in the United Kingdom; Tuesday, June 24, 1947 in France; Friday, September 17, 1948 in Germany and on Monday, August 01, 1955 in Spain.

Who is at the casting of "A Matter of Life and Death":

At the casting of A Matter of Life and Death we find David Niven, previously seen in The Way Ahead (1944) and The First of the Few (1942); Kim Hunter (You Came Along (1945), A Canterbury Tale (1944)); Robert Coote (Cloak and Dagger (1946), Forever and a Day (1943)) [ more... ]

  • Abraham Sofaer and Marius Goring, Roger Livesey also appeared in Rembrandt, released in 1936.
  • Roger Livesey and Robert Coote, Richard Attenborough can all be seen in The League of Gentlemen, released in 1960.
  • David Niven and Robert Coote also appeared together in The Elusive Pimpernel, released in 1950.
  • Abraham Sofaer and Marius Goring can both be seen in Pandora and the Flying Dutchman, released in 1951.

What is the Storyline of "A Matter of Life and Death":

Major General Clive Wynne-Candy (Roger Livesey) is the leader of the Home Guard during the Second World War. Before a training exercise, he is captured in a Turkish bath by soldiers led by Lieutenant "Spud" Wilson, who has struck pre-emptively. He ignores Candy's outraged protests that "War starts at midnight!" They scuffle and fall into a bathing pool.

An extended flashback ensues.

Boer War


In 1902, Lieutenant Candy is on leave from the Boer War. He has received a letter [...]

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