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Cabin in the Sky

Cabin in the Sky (1943)

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Release Date: Apr 9, 1943 Wide

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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

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Lustrous, gospel-folklore retelling of Faust

October 21, 2009 Full Review Source: CinePassion
CinePassion

Fascinatingly stylized musical.

July 18, 2009 Full Review Source: Classic Film and Television
Classic Film and Television

All-black 1943 musical and moralistic fable.

January 15, 2007 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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.

June 22, 2006 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
EmanuelLevy.Com

Vincente Minnelli's enjoyable directorial debut.

February 16, 2006 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

Top-notch musical with great performances.

August 14, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Forget the story -- just relish the stars.

August 7, 2003
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

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If you like musicals and stories about heaven and hell, this film will be something to experience.
February 27, 2007
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