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A Matter of Life and Death ( aka Stairway to Heaven )

One night over Europe, a crippled Lancaster Bomber struggles home across the English Channel, all crew dead except for the young pilot (David Niven) desperately scanning the radio for signs of life. A young radio operator picks up his signal, and in the final moments of the young flyer's life, a special bond is formed. The next morning, washed up on an English beach, the pilot is alive and somehow he survived. It's a miracle...or is it?

Year: 1946
Genre: Alice's 300 Greatest Films, Classic Drama, Fantasy Films, Classic Cinema
Country: UK
Director: Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell
Starring: David Niven, Roger Livesey, Raymond Massey, Kim Hunter, Marius Goring
Duration: 104 Minutes
Rating: PG - Adult themes
8.1/10
Location in store: Alice's 300 Greatest Films

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