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Heaven Can Wait (1943 film) Quotes

Heaven Can Wait (1943 film) is a television program that debuted in 1970 . Heaven Can Wait stopped airing in 1970.

It features Ernst Lubitsch as producer, Alfred Newman (composer) in charge of musical score, and Edward Cronjager as head of cinematography.

Heaven Can Wait (1943 film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Heaven Can Wait (1943 film) is 112 minutes long. Heaven Can Wait (1943 film) is distributed by 20th Century Fox.

The cast includes: Don Ameche as Henry Van Cleve, Signe Hasso as Mademoiselle, Gene Tierney as Martha, Louis Calhern as Randolph Van Cleve, Spring Byington as Bertha Van Cleve, Charles Coburn as Hugo Van Cleve, Helene Reynolds as Peggy Nash, and Allyn Joslyn as Albert Van Cleve.

Heaven Can Wait (1943 film) Quotes

Charles Coburn as Hugo Van Cleve

  • (Charles Coburn) "Albert, I'm struggling successfully against the gout. I'm waging a terrific battle with my liver. And I'm holding my own against asthma, but I doubt I have strength enough to survive your jokes. You're a successful lawyer. Let it go at that. I love you, Albert."

Don Ameche as Henry Van Cleve

  • (Don Ameche) "Martha if I hadn't met you I'd hate to think where I'd be now."
  • (Gene Tierney) "Probably outside some stage door. Or even in the dressing room."
  • (Don Ameche) "Don't buy this book."
  • (Don Ameche) "Regarding"
  • (Don Ameche) "You don't need it. I'll tell you something more appropriate for you. Leave your nest and fly away with me."
  • (Gene Tierney) "Well, I might buy that book too --"
  • (Don Ameche) "Well, we don't have it in stock right now -- but I'd love to discuss the idea with you --"
  • (Unnamed) "When did it happen, Mr. Van Cleve?"
  • (Don Ameche) "Tuesday. To be exact, I died at 9:36 in the evening."
  • (Unnamed) "I trust you didn't suffer much."
  • (Don Ameche) "Oh, no, no. Not in the least. I had finished my dinner --"
  • (Unnamed) "A good one, I hope."
  • (Don Ameche) "Excellent, excellent. I ate everything the doctor forbade, and then -- well, to make a long story short, shall we say, I fell asleep without realizing it. And when I awakened, there were all my relatives speaking in low tones and saying nothing but the kindest things about me. Then I knew I was dead."
  • (Don Ameche) "And when I awakened, there where all my relatives, speaking in low tones, and saying nothing but the kindest things about me. Then I knew I was dead."
  • (Don Ameche) "Put yourself in my position. I'm lonesome. You're always away somewhere on business, and being alone in this big old house night after night -- you don't know what it's like."
  • (Unnamed) "Neither do you, because you're never at home."
  • (Don Ameche) "But I can IMAGINE what it's like."
  • (Don Ameche) "I'd fallen asleep, and suddenly I was awakened by a caressing touch on my forehead. I opened my eyes and there she was sitting right on the edge of the bed. Nellie Brown, registered nurse. Your Excellency, one look at her and it didn't matter whether she was registered or not. Then she took out a thermometer, and she said, 'Open your mouth.' Who wouldn't for Nellie? And then she put the thermometer in and my temperature went up to 110. Who could ask for a more beautiful death?"
  • (Don Ameche) "If you see a beautiful rose --"
  • (Spring Byington) "It must come from a good bush."
  • (Unnamed) "I presume your funeral was satisfactory."
  • (Don Ameche) "Well, there was a lot of crying, so I believe everybody had a good time."
  • (Don Ameche) "Here was a girl lying to her mother. Naturally that girl interested me at once."
  • (Don Ameche) "Flogdell, is that?"
  • (Unnamed) "That's Mr. Strable."
  • (Don Ameche) "And that spreading chestnut tree under which grandfather is standing?"
  • (Unnamed) "That's Mrs. Strable."
  • (Unnamed) "If you meet our requirements, we'll be only too glad to accomodate you. Would you be kind enough to mention, for instance, some outstanding crime you've committed?"
  • (Don Ameche) "Crime? Well, I'm afraid I can't think of any. But I can safely say that my whole life was one continuous misdemeanor."
  • (Don Ameche) "Suddenly I noticed a very attractive girl coming down the staircase. To me she was just another attractive girl but I must admit; attractive."
  • (Don Ameche) "It's a father's function to stop his son making the mistakes he made."

Allyn Joslyn as Albert Van Cleve

  • (Allyn Joslyn) "The family understand your humor, but it's a typical kind of New York humor."
  • (Charles Coburn) "In other words it's not for yokels."
  • (Allyn Joslyn) "Marriage isn't a series of thrills. Marriage is a peaceful, well-balanced adjustment of two right-thinking people."
  • (Gene Tierney) "I'm afraid that's only too true."

Gene Tierney as Martha

  • (Gene Tierney) "Don't misunderstand me, I love Kansas, I just don't want to live there."
  • (Gene Tierney) "If you don't change your attitude, I shall have to complain to your employer."
  • (Don Ameche) "I'm not employed here. I'm not a book salesman. I took one look at you and followed you into the store. If you'd walked into a restaurant I would have become a waiter. If you'd walked into a burning building I would have become a fireman. If you'd walked into an elevator, I would have stopped it between two floors, and we'd have spent the rest of our lives there. Please forgive me but you can't walk out of my life like that."
  • (Gene Tierney) "Oh, Henry, I know your every move. I know your outraged indignation. I know the poor weeping little boy. I know the misunderstood, strong, silent man, the worn-out lion who is too proud to explain what happened in the jungle last night."

Spring Byington as Bertha Van Cleve

  • (Spring Byington) "Your heart has always been bigger than your father's pocketbook."
  • (Spring Byington) "I'll find you a Miss Right and her parents will be Mr and Mrs Right."
  • (Spring Byington) "Oh, Randolph, our boy's delirious in a foreign language."

Louis Calhern as Randolph Van Cleve

  • (Louis Calhern) "Believe me Bertha, I never knew what a musical comedy girl looked like."
  • (Spring Byington) "Well what can he possibly derive from their company?"
  • (Louis Calhern) "To me they were creatures from another planet."
  • (Spring Byington) "Where does he get it from? Nobody in our family was musical."
  • (Louis Calhern) "To this day I wouldn't know how to find the stage entrance to a theatre."
  • (Charles Coburn) "Its always around in the back, up an alleyway. There's a sign over the door: 'Stage Entrance.' You can't miss it."

Signe Hasso as Mademoiselle

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Helene Reynolds as Peggy Nash

  • (Helene Reynolds) "And now you're a kind of retired Casanova. You know its always the same with men when they retire, some grow flowers and some grow a tummy."
  • (Helene Reynolds) "You know Mr Van Cleve, girls are awfully smart these days. It might be rather sad for the great cavalier of the gay '90s to find his technique is getting rusty."

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