Arrivederci, Papa! (1948)

Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - Italy  |  
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The Italian Arrivederci, Papa managed to land good bookings in the U.S. thanks to the patronage of Paramount Pictures. This lighthearted musical is based upon a novel premise. From the vantage point of heaven, children yet unborn are permitted to choose their parents. The next step is to make certain that the potential father and mother fall in love and marry. Once this notion is established, the film tends to drag a bit, except during the musical highlights. A variation on the storyline of Arrivederci, Papa can be found in the 1950 Clifton Webb vehicle For Heaven's Sake.



child, childbirth, family, love, marriage, matchmaker, romance