A Matter of Life and Death


Main Details
Premiere Date 1946-11-01
Alternative Titles
  • Stairway to Heaven (English)
  • Irrtum im Jenseits (German)
  • A vida o muerte (Spanish)
  • Une question de vie ou de mort (French)
  • Scala al paradiso (Italian)
  • Лестница в небо (Russian)
Category Feature Film
Director Michael Powell
Director Emeric Pressburger
Writer Michael Powell
Writer Emeric Pressburger
Cast David Niven as Peter D. Carter
Cast Kim Hunter as June
Cast Robert Coote as Bob Trubshaw
Cast Kathleen Byron as An Angel
Cast Richard Attenborough as An English Pilot
Cast Bonor Colleano* as An American Pilot
Cast Joan Maude as Chief Recorder
Cast Marius Goring as Conductor 71
Cast Roger Livesey as Doctor Frank Reeves
Cast Robert Atkins as The Vicar
Cast Bob Roberts as Dr. Gaertler
Cast Edwin Max as Dr. Mc.Ewen
Cast Betty Potter as Mrs Tucker
Cast Abraham Sofaer as The Judge / The Surgeon
Cast Raymond Massey as Abraham Farlan
Notes A British wartime aviator who cheats death must argue for his life before a celestial court.


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