Heaven Can Wait

Henry, a well-known womanizer, has died and is attempting to get into Hell. Satan, dressed meticulously and formally, refuses him entrance. Henry begins to relate his life story so he can illustrate just how much he is supposed to ascend there. The 1943 film backtracks to Henry as a young man. Henry has a thing for pretty showgirls but runs into a beautiful young woman, Martha. He steals her from his cousin and ends up eloping with her and they later have a baby boy. His wife leaves him ten years later due to his flirtations with other women but he wins her back. Henry continues getting into scrapes and resumes his busy social life after his wife dies years later. Satan bluntly tells him that they don't need his kind there. So does Henry get to go to heaven or does he end up in limbo forever?

1943 | 1 hr 52 min | 7.5/10
Heaven Can Wait