Heaven Only Knows is a 1947 American romantic comedy film directed by Henry Koster and starring William Powell, Myrna Loy, and Clifton Webb. The film is based on the 1945 novel of the same name by Fannie Hurst. The film tells the story of two sisters, Deborah (Loy) and Cynthia (Jean Porter), who are both in love with the same man, Dr. Mark Kingsley (Powell). Deborah is a successful businesswoman, while Cynthia is a struggling artist. Kingsley is initially attracted to Deborah, but eventually falls in love with Cynthia. The film follows the sisters as they navigate their complicated love triangle. Deborah is initially reluctant to give up Kingsley, but eventually comes to accept that he is in love with Cynthia. The film ends with the sisters reconciling and supporting each other as they move on with their lives. Heaven Only Knows was a critical and commercial success. It was nominated for three Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actress (for Loy). The film is considered to be one of the best romantic comedies of the 1940s.

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Heaven Only Knows (1947)

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Heaven Only Knows is a 1947 American romantic comedy film directed by Henry Koster and starring William Powell, Myrna Loy, and Clifton Webb. The film is based on the 1945 novel of the same name by Fannie Hurst. The film tells the story of two sisters, Deborah (Loy) and Cynthia (Jean Porter), who are both in love with the same man, Dr. Mark Kingsley (Powell). Deborah is a successful businesswoman, while Cynthia is a struggling artist. Kingsley is initially attracted to Deborah, but eventually falls in love with Cynthia. The film follows the sisters as they navigate their complicated love triangle. Deborah is initially reluctant to give up Kingsley, but eventually comes to accept that he is in love with Cynthia. The film ends with the sisters reconciling and supporting each other as they move on with their lives. Heaven Only Knows was a critical and commercial success. It was nominated for three Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actress (for Loy). The film is considered to be one of the best romantic comedies of the 1940s.

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Robert Cummings

Michael, aka Mike
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Brian Donlevy

Adam 'Duke' Byron
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Marjorie Reynolds

Ginger 'The Copper Queen'
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Jorja Curtright

Drusilla Wainwright
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Bill Goodwin

Bill Plumber
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John Litel

Reverend Wainwright
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Stuart Erwin

Sheriff Matt Bodine
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Gerald Mohr

Treason
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Edgar Kennedy

Judd
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Lurene Tuttle

Mrs. O'Donnell
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Peter Miles

Speck O'Donnell
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Will Orleans

Kansas City Kid (as Will Orlean)
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Ray Bennett

Lawyer Creel
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Richard Alexander

One of Byron's Gunmen (uncredited)
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Jimmy Ames

Bartender (uncredited)
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Roy Butler

Heavenly Deity (uncredited)
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Lane Chandler

Miner Townsman (uncredited)
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Michael Chapin

Little Boy (uncredited)
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Edward Clark

Storekeeper Townsman (uncredited)
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Wade Crosby

One of Byron's Gunmen (uncredited)
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William Farnum

Gabriel (uncredited)
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Sam Flint

Heavenly Deity (uncredited)
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Lee Tung Foo

Thank You (uncredited)
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Clem Fuller

Townsman (uncredited)
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Arlene Gray

Child in Schoolroom (uncredited)
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Gary Gray

Jimmie (uncredited)
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Kit Guard

One of Plumber's Henchmen (uncredited)
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John Halloran

Townsman (uncredited)
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Jimmy Hawkins

Child in Schoolroom (uncredited)
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Timmy Hawkins

Child in Schoolroom (uncredited)
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Dwayne Hickman

Heavenly Pageboy (uncredited)
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Jimmie Horan

Townsman (uncredited)
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Milton Kibbee

Heavenly Deity (uncredited)
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David Leonard

Heavenly Deity (uncredited)
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Tom London

Townsman (uncredited)
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Pierce Lyden

Henchman (uncredited)
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George Magrill

One of Byron's Gunmen (uncredited)
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Lillian O'Malley

Townswoman (uncredited)
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John Rice

Townsman (uncredited)
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Suzanne Ridgway

Saloon Girl (uncredited)
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Jeffrey Sayre

Byron's Henchman on Roof (uncredited)
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Ray Spiker

Townsman (uncredited)
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Glenn Strange

Joe Bridger (uncredited)
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Hal Taliaferro

One of Byron's Gunmen (uncredited)
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Harry Wilson

Angry Man at Meeting (uncredited)
Crew
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Albert S. Rogell

Director
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Aubrey Wisberg

Writer
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Ernest Haycox

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Art Arthur

Writer
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Rowland Leigh

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