When a young airman miraculously survives bailing out of his aeroplane without a parachute, he falls in love with an American radio operator. But the officials in the other world realise their mistake, and despatch an angel to collect him.

  1. Michael Powell

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Emeric Pressburger

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. David Niven

    David Niven

    Peter Carter

  2. Kim Hunter

    Kim Hunter


  3. Kathleen Byron

    Kathleen Byron

    An Angel

  4. Richard Attenborough

    Richard Attenborough

    An English Pilot

  5. Robert Coote

    Robert Coote


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A Matter of Life and Death
A Matter of Life and Death


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Status Released

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  • November 1, 1946


    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 44m

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