• Director

    Lothar Mendes

  • With

    Roland Young, Joan Gardner, Ralph Richardson

  • UK 1936. 82min

  • 35mm

  • Certificate


Based on a story by HG Wells, who went on to co-write the script, this delightful romantic comedy imagines a world in which celestial beings try an experiment to see how a humble shop assistant would behave if he had miraculous powers. A lavish and ambitious production, the film also had a serious message at a time when the world was suffering under the rise of fascism and on the brink of war.

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