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A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH


Title of the Film A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH
Alternative Titles STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN
English Titles  
Year of Release 1946
Country of Origin UK
Language(s) English
Run Time (in minutes) 104
Length (in meters) 2858
Colour Colour, b/w
Genre Drama, Fantasy
Based on/Source  
Production Companies Archers Film Productions, Independent Producers, Rank Organisation
Producer(s) Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Director Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Cast David Niven, Roger Livesey, Raymond Massey, Kim Hunter, Marius Goring, Robert Coote
Literature Times, 2 November 1946
Kinematograph Weekly, 7 November 1946
Jewish Chronicle, 8 November 1946
Punch, 20 November 1946
Monthly Film Bulletin, November 1946
Picturegoer, 21 December 1946
New York Times, 26 December 1946
Time, 30 December 1946
FilmFare, Winter 1946
Eric Warman: A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH. London: World Film Publications, 1946.
Aufbau, 3 January 1947
Theatre Arts, February 1947
American Cinematographer, July 1947
Revue du Cinéma, July 1947
Palestine Post, 29 May 1949
Ian Christie: A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH. London: BFI, 2000.
Classic Images, January 2001
Screen, Spring 2005 (special issue on Michael Powell)
http://www.screenonline.org.uk/film/id/438732/index.html
http://www.powell-pressburger.org/Reviews/46_AMOLAD/index.html
Special notes Art director: Alfred Junge
Screenplay by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Draughtsman: William Kellner
Costumes: Hein Heckroth, Joseph Bato
Music: Allan Gray
Musical direction: Walter Goehr
Assistant art director: Joseph Bato




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