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The Cockeyed Miracle (1946)

Approved | | Fantasy, Comedy | 12 December 1946 (Sweden)
Man returns from heaven to make up for financial errors he made that caused harm to his family.

Director:

S. Sylvan Simon

Writers:

Karen DeWolf, George Seaton (play)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Frank Morgan ... Sam Griggs
Keenan Wynn ... Ben Griggs
Cecil Kellaway ... Tom Carter
Audrey Totter ... Jennifer Griggs
Richard Quine ... Howard Bankson
Gladys Cooper ... Amy Griggs
Marshall Thompson ... Jim Griggs
Leon Ames ... Ralph Humphrey
Jane Green Jane Green ... Mrs. Lynne
Morris Ankrum ... Dr. Wilson
Arthur Space ... Amos Spellman
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Storyline

Man returns from heaven to make up for financial errors he made that caused harm to his family.

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afterlife | ghost | based on play | See All (3) »

Genres:

Fantasy | Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 December 1946 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

The Return of Mr. Griggs See more »

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Budget:

$663,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film did poorly at the box office, resulting in a loss for MGM of $182,000 ($2.27M in 2017) according to studio records. See more »

Quotes

Jennifer Griggs: I'm sorry, Jim... for you.
Jim Griggs: So am I... for you.
Howard Bankson: I'm sorry too.
Sam Griggs: Well, you can all stop being so darn sorry for each other!
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Referenced in Forecast (1945) See more »

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Very unusual but also quite enjoyable.
10 January 2013 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Frank Morgan plays a decent sort of man--but also one with his head hopelessly in the clouds. His family loves him in spite of his history of bad investments and they don't realize that hey are broke--as all their money has been invested and is tied up in yet another scheme. Before he can reveal to the family their financial straits, he dies. However, instead of going on to the hereafter, he decides to stick around--to be certain that things work out for his kids and wife now that he's dead. So, the guy leading him to the great beyond (his father, played by Keenan Wynn) is forced to wait....and wait....and wait. What happens next and how it all works out is just something you'll need to see for yourself.

Overall, this is a cute little film--part comedy, part sentimental family film. While the idea is a bit silly, it works well due to fine acting and direction. This isn't surprising, as almost every Frank Morgan film is worth seeing. Clever and VERY unique as well.


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