A Matter of Life and Death (1946) Starring: David Niven, Kim Hunter, Raymond Massey, Roger Livesey, Robert Coote, Marius Goring, Richard Attenborough. Niven plays WW II pilot who claims he was accidentally chosen to die, and must now plead for his life in a Heavenly court. Written and directed by Michael Powell and Emric Pressburger. Released in US under the title: Stairway to Heaven.
this, court of thorns and roses, court of mist and fire (sarah j maas), just listen (sarah dessen), mediator series (meg cabot), all the bright places (jennifer niven) ***ideas to make***
Carrington VC (1954) GB US: Court Martial. David Niven, Margaret Leighton 28/10/04
Salmon Chase, our 6th Chief Justice, was an Ohioan, a prominent Lincoln-era Republican, and a powerful advocate for fugitive slaves' rights. He presided as the first black attorney argued before the Supreme Court. and at Andrew Johnson's impeachment. John Niven's "Salmon P. Chase: A Biography" is the best solo bio on him, but "Team of Rivals" tells his story rather well, too.
"A Matter of Life and Death" - I've always loved this film starring David Niven and directed by Powell and Pressburger. The Guardian's summary: "A world war two pilot (David Niven) miraculously escapes death after baling out of a burning plane. TA celestial court is set up to judge his case while Niven hangs in limbo between a Technicolor earth and a monochrome heaven."