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A Matter of Life and Death (1946)

PG
104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

A British wartime aviator who cheats death must argue for his life before a celestial court.
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Jack Cardiff (photographed by)
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£ 320,000
Gross (World)
$ 124,241
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Release date
Mar 1947 (United States)

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David Niven
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Robert Coote
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Kathleen Byron
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Richard Attenborough
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Bonar Colleano
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Joan Maude
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Marius Goring
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Roger Livesey
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Robert Atkins
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Bob Roberts
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Edwin Max
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Betty Potter
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Abraham Sofaer
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Raymond Massey
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Robert Arden
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Tommy Duggan
Patrick Aloyusius Mahoney (uncredited) Patrick Aloyusius Mahoney (uncredited)   See fewer
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Erik
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John Huntley
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John Longden
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Lois Maxwell
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Richard Neilson
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Wally Patch
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Laurence Payne
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Frederick Valk
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Geoff van Rijssel
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8.1 / 10 | 16,301 votes