A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH (1946) - Powell & Pressburger Season

  • dir. POWELL & PRESSBURGER
  • year. 1946
  • country. UK
  • run-time. 144min
  • rating. PG

£5.00 (£3.50 conc.)

Doors 15:30 - Film 16:00


The third in our small season of four movies celebrating the collaboration of Powell and Pressburger films progressing from B&W to full glorious technicolour, to be shown as Sunday Matinees during March and April, with a traditional Sunday Tea, sandwiches, home made cakes and a refreshing cup of tea (or coffee).

A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH, 1946

Cast: David Niven (Peter David Carter), Kim Hunter (June), Robert Coote (Bob Trubshaw), Kathleen Byron (An Officer Angel), Richard Attenborough (An English Pilot)

When a young airman (Niven) miraculously survives bailing out of his aeroplane without a parachute, he falls in love with an American radio operator (Hunter). But the officials in the other world realise their mistake, and despatch an angel to collect him.


Fantastic and organic... spellbinding and gorgeous
— Sean Axmaker, Parallax View

Other films in our Powell & Pressburger Season