From Hell to Heaven

From Hell to Heaven is a 1933 American pre-Code drama film. It was directed by Erle C. Kenton, and features an ensemble cast including Carole Lombard, Jack Oakie, Adrienne Ames and Sidney Blackmer. It was adapted from the stage play by Lawrence Hazard.

From Hell to Heaven
Directed byErle C. Kenton
Written byPercy Heath
Sidney Buchman
Lawrence Hazard (play)
StarringCarole Lombard
Jack Oakie
Adrienne Ames
Sidney Blackmer
CinematographyHenry Sharp
Release date
  • February 24, 1933 (1933-02-24)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States


A group of people from several walks of life gather to watch a horse race.


Production and reception

From Hell to Heaven was Paramount's effort to replicate the success of Grand Hotel (1932), which had won the Academy Award for Best Picture for MGM the year before.[1] Reviews were favorable; Mordaunt Hall of The New York Times wrote, "It is not as ambitious a picture as Grand Hotel, but it is interesting."[2]


  1. Swindell, Larry (1975). Screwball: The Life of Carole Lombard. New York: William Morrow & Company. p. 127. ISBN 978-0688002879.
  2. Ott, Frederick W. (1972). The Films of Carole Lombard. Secaucus, New Jersey: Citadel Press. p. 105. ISBN 978-0806502786.

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