Cabin in the Sky

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Little Joe, a man killed over gambling debts, is restored to life by angelic powers and given six months to redeem his soul and become worthy of entering Heaven - otherwise he will be condemned to Hell. Secretly guided by an angel known as “The General”,... read more
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Little Joe, a man killed over gambling debts, is restored to life by angelic powers and given six months to redeem his soul and become worthy of entering Heaven - otherwise he will be condemned to Hell. Secretly guided by an angel known as “The General”, Little Joe gives up his shiftless ways and becomes a hardworking, generous and loving husband to his wife Petunia. But Lucifer Jr. - a demon and the son of Satan himself - is determined to drag Little Joe to Hell.

Original Release

03/27/1943

US Release

03/27/1943

Cast

Ethel Waters Petunia Jackson
Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson Little Joe Jackson / Joseph 'Little Joe' Jackson
Lena Horne Georgia Brown
Louis Armstrong The Trumpeter
Kenneth Spencer Rev. Green / The General / Rev. Greene
John W. Bubbles Domino Johnson
Oscar Polk Fleetfoot / The Deacon
Mantan Moreland First Idea Man
Willie Best Second Idea Man
Fletcher Rivers Third Idea Man
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Vincente Minnelli, Busby Berkeley

Writers

Marc Connelly, Joseph Schrank, Lynn Root

Cast

Ethel Waters Petunia Jackson
Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson Little Joe Jackson / Joseph 'Little Joe' Jackson
Lena Horne Georgia Brown
Louis Armstrong The Trumpeter
Kenneth Spencer Rev. Green / The General / Rev. Greene
John W. Bubbles Domino Johnson
Oscar Polk Fleetfoot / The Deacon
Mantan Moreland First Idea Man
Willie Best Second Idea Man
Fletcher Rivers Third Idea Man
Leon James Fourth Idea Man
Ford Washington Lee Messenger Boy
Butterfly McQueen Lily
Ernest Whitman Jim Henry
Nick Stewart Dude
Ruby Dandridge Mrs. Kelso
Duke Ellington Duke Ellington
Hall Johnson Choir Church Choir
Duke Ellington Orchestra Duke Ellington's Orchestra
Clinton Rosemond Doctor

Producers

Editors

Harold F. Kress

1944OscarBest Music, Original Song Nominated
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