Saturday, August 22, 2009

A matter of life or death (1946) - David Niven and Kim Hunter in a war romance

Rating 8.0/10
Runtime: 100 min
Language: English
Country: UK
Directed by: Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
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David Niven ... Peter Carter
Kim Hunter ... June
Robert Coote ... Bob Trubshawe
Kathleen Byron ... An Angel
Richard Attenborough ... An English Pilot
Bonar Colleano ... An American Pilot
Joan Maude ... Chief Recorder
Marius Goring ... Conductor 71
Roger Livesey ... Doctor Frank Reeves

Description: Returning to England from a bombing run in May 1945, flyer Peter Carter's plane is damaged and his parachute ripped to shreds. He has his crew bail out safely, but figures it is curtains for himself. He gets on the radio, and talks to June, a young American woman working for the RAF, and they are quite moved by each other's voices. Then he jumps, preferring this to burning up with his plane. He wakes up in the surf. It was his time to die, but there was a mixup in heaven. They couldn't find him in all that fog. By the time his "Conductor" catches up with him 20 hours later, Peter and June have met and fallen in love. This changes everything, and since it happened through no fault of his own, Peter figures that heaven owes him a second chance. Heaven agrees to a trial to decide his fate.


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Video and audio information:

Video : 1.27 GB, 1828 Kbps, 25.0 fps, 704*544 (1.29:1), XVID = XVID Mpeg-4
Audio : 91 MB, 128 Kbps, 44100 Hz, 2 channels, 0x55 = Lame MP3

Subtitles (English, Spanish, Serbian) + sample ( 15 MB )



The Tosh said...

David Niven is just one of those stuck-up old school British actors that can spoil anything with his performance, which is always the same.

dippy said...

Las cuentas son correctas pero las contrase├▒as no funcionan. Gracias por todo, sus un "capo".

Anonymous said...

Wow, I'm surprised that The Tosh doesn't like this movie, as it's one that I am especially fond of. Oh well...

Choppy said...

Sorry to hear about the issues you are having with RS. Great line-up of old movies as I just located your site today. Love the old movies yet new movies that I have yet to see.

I have tried to download part 12 (74,801kb) should be (92,160kb) so if you have a moment would you please upload that file somewhere if you can so I can watch this great movie. Thanks.