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Cabin in the Sky
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7.3 IMDB rating
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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

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Joseph Schrank Joseph Schrank
(screen play)
Lynn Root Lynn Root


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4 years ago at Sep 28 20:45
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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 General, and those below, led by Lucifer Jr., try to pull Joe their way. Lucifer Jr. has a not-so-secret weapon, the sultry Georgia Brown, and his idea men cook up a great scheme to win Joe's soul. The General has Joe's good intentions and Petunia's inventiveness. Will she and Joe reach their cabin in ... (more)
Release date: 9 April 1943
Tags: Musical (4), Fantasy (3), 1943 (2), African American Cast (1), Devil (1), 1940s (1), Spiritual Cinema (1), 300 Greatest Films (1), Dreaming (1), Drama (1), Mgm (1), MMG (1), Religion (1), Higher Friends (1), Myth/religion (1), Angel (1), Negativity (1), B&w (1), God And Soul (1), Growth/healing (1)
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