PG certificateA Matter of Life and Death is a Film programme that first aired in 1946 and has been classified a PG certificate.

A Matter of Life and Death is a 4 star programme

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A Matter of Life and Death (1946)

Directed by
Michael Powell
Emeric Pressburger

Majestic fantasy from Powell and Pressburger starring David Niven as the airman who cheats death and falls in love with an American. Shocked at the "clerical error" that allowed him to live, the celestial bureaucrats invoke a trial, the result of which will decide his fate.

Written by ,

Also known as "Stairway to Heaven"

Genre: Film

Running Time: 100 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1946

4/5 Stars

Classification: PG Certificate

Filmed in Colour


Image for David NivenDavid Niven...Peter Carter
Kim Hunter...June
Robert Coote...Bob
Kathleen Byron...An Angel
Image for Richard AttenboroughRichard Attenborough...An English Pilot
Bonar Colleano...An American Pilot
Joan Maude...Chief Recorder
Marius Goring...Conductor 71
Roger Livesey...Doctor Reeves
Robert Atkins...The Vicar
Bob Roberts...Dr. Gaertler
Edwin Max...Dr. McEwen
Betty Potter...Mrs. Tucker
Abraham Sofaer...The Judge/Surgeon
Raymond Massey...Abraham Farlan