Stairway to Heaven 

In this fantasy, a pilot learns that his life has been predetermined to end at a certain time. He temporarily evades his fate because of a snafu on the part of his heavenly emissary and his love of a WAC.

Director:

Norman Felton

Writers:

Michael Powell (screenplay), Emeric Pressburger (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Lee Bowman ... Himself - Guest Host
Robert Montgomery ... Himself - Host
Richard Greene ... Peter Carter
Jean Gillespie ... June
Bramwell Fletcher ... Dr. Reeves
Francis Compton ... The Collector
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Coote
Reynolds Evans Reynolds Evans
Donald McClelland Donald McClelland
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Storyline

In this fantasy, a pilot learns that his life has been predetermined to end at a certain time. He temporarily evades his fate because of a snafu on the part of his heavenly emissary and his love of a WAC.

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Genres:

Drama

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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 April 1951 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Neptune Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This episode was included in the book "Television Writing" by Robert S. Greene, Harper & Bros, NY, 1956. The script is used as an example for many of the points they make about script writing for TV in the book. There is a note saying why they chose this script for this book: There are many reasons why this particular script was selected. The original story by Mr. Pressburger and Mr. Powell is superb - it is warm, sensitive and human, containing great dramatic impact, and is most imaginative in concept. In addition to this, it achieves great success in combining the elements of fantasy and reality into a really satisfying story. See more »

Connections

Remake of A Matter of Life and Death (1946) See more »

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