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Cabin in the Sky (1943)

Cabin in the Sky
7.3 Rating
(16 ratings)
7.3 IMDB rating

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Starring (View all)
Ethel Waters

Ethel Waters

Petunia Jackson
Eddie

Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson

Little Joe Jackson
Lena Horne

Lena Horne

Georgia Brown
Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong

The Trumpeter
Rex Ingram

Rex Ingram

Lucius / Lucifer Jr.
Kenneth Spencer

Kenneth Spencer

The General / Rev. Green
John William Sublett

John William Sublett

Domino Johnson
Oscar Polk

Oscar Polk

The Deacon / Fleetfoot


Written by (View all)
Joseph Schrank

Joseph Schrank

(screen play)
Lynn Root

Lynn Root



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Cabin in the Sky

1 year, 6 months ago at Sep 28 15:45
It’s a mixed bag, and a bit of a mixed blessing. As a musical, it could have used a few more sequences in which its characters broke out into song and dance. As a film about black culture, it could have used more authentic gospel standards and folk songs. As a film about race, it could have dealt less with stereotypes and broadened a bit more outside of its morality play and fable-like structure... read more
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Description: In this musical, Little Joe, an inveterate gambler, promises his wife Petunia he'll reform and confess his sins at church, but he slips out the side door to play craps at the Paradise club; he's shot and brought home with a mortal wound. Petunia offers powerful prayers, and Joe gets a six-month reprieve. Heaven's forces, led by the Ge ... (more)
Release date: 9 April 1943
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Cabin in the Sky

“It’s a mixed bag, and a bit of a mixed blessing. As a musical, it could have used a few more sequences in which its characters broke out into song and dance. As a film about black culture, it could have used more authentic gospel standards and folk songs. As a film about race, it could have dealt less with stereotypes and broadened a bit more outside of its morality play and fable-like structure.

But it was made in 1943, and at the time the very existence of this film was radical enough. So maybe, I shouldn’t be so hard on it. Because what’s good in this film is great and some of it ranks amongst Minnelli’s best musical work. Lena Horne sizzling up the screen alone is enough for me to give this film a recommendation, even if she is underutilized.

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