A Matter of Life and Death

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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

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  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


  6. Bonar Colleano

    Bonar Colleano

    An American Pilot

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 44m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • November 1, 1946
    PG, Theatrical



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