Mildly engaging fantasy, remade as Heaven Can Wait in 1978, with Montgomery as the boxer despatched to his eternal rest by clerical error and returned to earth with Rains as his avuncular guardian angel. Lovely supporting performances from Rains, Horton (the anxiously over-zealous heavenly messenger who made the mistake in the first place) and Gleason (a hopelessly bemused fight manager); but the comedy of errors as Montgomery casts around for a new body in which to pursue his championship ambitions is rather uncomfortably tinged with the fey archness which so often came over Hollywood when envisaging an afterlife.
Cast and crew
|Screenwriter:||Sidney Buchman, Seton I Miller|
Edward Everett Horton