“Heading for Heaven” is a 1947 American comedy film directed by Lewis D. Collins and starring Stuart Erwin, Glenda Farrell, and Irene Ryan.
The movie follows the story of Wilbur Todd (Stuart Erwin), a bumbling but well-meaning inventor who has a knack for creating machines that never quite work. Wilbur’s latest invention is a “perpetual motion machine,” which he believes will revolutionize the energy industry and make him a fortune.
However, when Wilbur’s machine malfunctions and causes a blackout in the city, he is mistaken for a saboteur and chased by the police. He ends up on a train headed for the small town of Paradise, where he hopes to hide out and fix his invention.
On the train, Wilbur meets Mary Lou Medford (Glenda Farrell), a fast-talking journalist who is looking for a story to write about. She becomes interested in Wilbur’s story and follows him to Paradise, where she begins to investigate his background and motives.
As Wilbur tries to fix his machine and clear his name, he also falls in love with the town’s schoolteacher, Marjorie Main (Irene Ryan), who helps him out of his predicament. With the help of his new friends, Wilbur finally succeeds in getting his machine to work, and he becomes a hero in the eyes of the town.
Overall, “Heading for Heaven” is a charming and lighthearted comedy that showcases the comedic talents of its lead actors. The movie combines slapstick humor with a feel-good message about perseverance and the power of friendship.
Lewis D. Collins
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