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Georg Wilhelm Pabst
Falling asleep during the Paradise Coffee ("The Coffee that Makes You Sleep") Program, the band's third trumpeter dreams he's Athanael, an angel deputized to blow the Last Trumpet at exactly midnight on Earth. But Osidro and Doremus, two fallen angels enjoying the physical pleasures of an earthly existence, try to steal Athanael's trumpet, enlisting the aid of suave jewel thief Archie Dexter. Athanael fumbles his first try when he saves Archie's accomplice, Fran, from suicide. His second chance seems doomed when he's forced to leave his trumpet as security for a meal he can't pay for. But he gets it back just in time for a final confrontation with his desperate adversaries, dangling with them from the roof, only seconds from Midnight.Written by
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Robert Blake stated in an interview that Jack Benny was not happy with Alexis Smith as his leading lady and had lobbied Warner Brothers for a different actress. Whether or not this was partially based on the difference in their ages is unclear. Although in Heaven they were undoubtedly Platonic lovers, in 1945 Jack Benny was 51, Alexis Smith 24. See more »
When Fran Blackstone grabs hold of the rooftop wall in order to climb atop and jump, you can see the entire wall wobble under her weight. See more »
The Gold Diggers' Song (We're in the Money)
Music by Harry Warren
Played when Osidro and Doremus pay off Dexter See more »
An underrated comedy classic
This film was an ongoing joke with Jack Benny as at the time of its release it took a flop at the box office. However, time has treated this comedy/fantasy well and if you give it a try you will find a truly original comic masterpiece. Here is a film with many 1990's themes...angels, the end of the world, great visual effects, sex, and slapstick comedy. Maybe it was a little ahead of its time. Great performances from Jack Benny, Alexis Smith, and Guy Kibbee as well as a memorable "Looney Tune" style score from the great Franz Waxman. Give this zany 1945 film a chance as you will be surprised how wild they could get back then and how funny and strange an "old" film can be.
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