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Cabin in the Sky (1943)

Cabin in the Sky (1943)

Cabin in the Sky




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Mortally shot at a crap game, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson gets a six-month Heavenly reprieve thanks to prayers from wife and True Believer Ethel Waters, but Rex Ingram's "Lucifer Jr." has a secret weapon in the ensuing battle for Anderson's soul: Lena Horne's sultry Sweet Georgia Brown. But Ethel proves to have "everything you've got and whole lot more." Minnelli's first major movie musical features some of the top African American talent of the day, including John Bubbles, Louis Armstrong, and Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. But it's above all a showcase for top-billed Waters' enormous singing, dancing, comedy, and acting talents. -- (C) Film Forummore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Musical & Performing Arts, Classics, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: , , , , , , , , ,
Written By: Joseph Schrank
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On DVD: Jan 10, 2006


Ethel Waters
as Petunia Jackson
Eddie 'Rochester' An...
as Little Joe Jackson
Lena Horne
as Georgia Brown
Louis Armstrong
as The Trumpeter
Rex Ingram
as Lucius/Lucifer Jr.
Kenneth Spencer
as Rev. Green, the Gene...
Oscar Polk
as The Deacon/Flatfoot
Mantan Moreland
as First Idea Man
Willie Best
as Second Idea Man
Fletcher Rivers
as Third Idea Man, Mok...
Leon James
as Fourth Idea Man, Po...
Ford L. Washington
as Messenger Boy
Ruby Dandridge
as Mrs. Kelso
Ernest Whitman
as Jim Henry
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Critic Reviews for Cabin in the Sky

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (5)

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
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Full Review… | September 10, 2008
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Lustrous, gospel-folklore retelling of Faust

Full Review… | October 21, 2009

Audience Reviews for Cabin in the Sky

If you like musicals and stories about heaven and hell, this film will be something to experience.

Linda K. T.

Super Reviewer

Almost every song is a showstopper in Vincente Minnelli's adaptation of the Broadway musical; Ethel Waters sings the title song, "Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe" and the Oscar-nominated "Takin' a Chance on Love," Lena Horne does "Honey in the Honeycomb" (reprised by Waters), and even Eddie "Rochester" Anderson gets to sing "Life's Full of Consequences" - a duet with Horne. Highly enjoyable.

This movie was delightful. I enjoyed the spiritual content as well as the 'ole time tap dancing. I will watch it again.

Pamula Robinson-Schools

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