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Stairway to Heaven

Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger United Kingdom, 1946

Howard Fritzson's rating of the film A Matter of Life and Death

Inventive but full of the overripe touches that typify Powell/Pressburger. It's an enjoyable film and the three leads, particularly Livesey, are terrific but it is truly dated and not only for it's theme. I much prefer "Black Narcissus." The style is more integrated with the subject.