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A Matter of Life and Death (1946)

It's night over europe, the night of the 2nd of may 1945. A crippled Lancaster bomber struggles home across the english channel, all crew dead save for the young pilot desperately scanning the radio for signs of life, anyone to hear his final words before baling-out to certain death.

His prayers are answered, June a young radio operator picks up his signal, and in the final moments of the brave flyer's life, a special bond is formed.

The next morning washed up on an english beach squadron leader Peter Carter (Niven) is alive. he finds June (Hunter), and the two fall hopelessly in love. Somehow he survived, it's a miracle or is it?

Peter Carter should have died that night, a heavenly escort missed him in the fog above the channel, and now he must face the celestial court of appeal for his right to live

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