Lustrous, gospel-folklore retelling of Faust
Fascinatingly stylized musical.
All-black 1943 musical and moralistic fable.
| Original Score: C+
Minnelli's feature debut was MGM's first all-black musical since Vidor's Hallellujah!, a stylized fable boasting great performances from Lena Horne, in her first major role, and Ethel waters, as her nemesis.
| Original Score: B
Vincente Minnelli's enjoyable directorial debut.
Top-notch musical with great performances.
| Original Score: 4/5
Forget the story -- just relish the stars.
| Original Score: 2/5
| Original Score: 3/5