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Cabin in the Sky
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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
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Lynn Root Lynn Root


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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: Hollywood's first all-black film since The Green Pastures tells the vibrant fable of rascally Little Joe, torn between the love of his good wife Petunia and the wiles of good-time bad-girl Georgia Brown...and caught in a tug-of-war between emissaries from the Lord and Satan. How can virtue triumph over evil? Well, as Petunia says, "Sometimes when you fight the devil, you gotta jab him with his own pitchfork." Debuting movie director Vincente Minnelli (An American in Paris, Gigi) and stars Ethel Waters, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Lena Horne, Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington are more than a match for the dev ... (more)
Release date: 9 April 1943
Tags: Musical (4), Fantasy (3), 1943 (2), Mgm (1), Drama (1), MMG (1), Higher Friends (1), Religion (1), Myth/religion (1), Negativity (1), Angel (1), God And Soul (1), B&w (1), Growth/healing (1), Black & White (1), Fantasy/sci-fi (1), Relationships (1), Nde/obe (1), Marriage (1), Lena Horne (1)
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PopMatter's Essential Film Performances - 2010 (50 movies items)

"UNDER THE RADAR Ethel Waters Playing the good, faithful, and self-sacrificing wife is rarely a gratifying task. It is made even less gratifying when your adversary (the wily temptress who endeavors to lead your man astray) is a young and beguiling Lena Horne. Doubtless the situation is made no more palatable by the fact that the movie in which one is asked to play the good wife swells with the complacent racism all-too-characteristic of its era, displaying a prejudicial manner of viewing African"

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