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πŸ‘πŸΎ Cabin In The Sky πŸ‘πŸΎ

Tuesday 9/18

TCM

10:00 PM EST

 

Cabin In The Sky-When compulsive gambler Little Joe Jackson (Eddie "Rochester" Anderson) dies in a drunken fight, he awakens in purgatory, where he learns that he will be sent back to Earth for six months to prove that he deserves to be in heaven. He awakens, remembering nothing and struggles to do right by his devout wife, Petunia (Ethel Waters), while an angel known as the General (Kenneth Spencer) and the devil's son, Lucifer Jr. (Rex Ingram), fight for his soul.

 

Director:  Vincente Minnelli

 

Starring:  Ethel Waters (Petunia Jackson), Eddie "Rochester" Anderson (Little Joe), Lena Horne (Georgia Brown), Louis Armstrong (The Trumpeter), Rex Ingram (Lucius, Lucifer, Jr.), Butterfly McQueen (Lily), Ruby Dandridge (Mrs. Kelso), Duke Ellington and His Orchestra

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Re: πŸ‘πŸΎ Cabin In The Sky πŸ‘πŸΎ

@Mz iMac  Love "Cabin"....thanks for the heads up!

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Re: πŸ‘πŸΎ Cabin In The Sky πŸ‘πŸΎ

Trivia tidbit about Cabin in the Sky.  The film was Vincente Minelli's first director credit.  Samuel Goldwyn gave him the film he was young and cheap.  Although MGM was spending a little money on it, (in those days) it was considered a risk to produce a movie featuring an entire black cast to "all" audiences.  Goldwyn didn't expect to make much profit outside of black theaters, let alone get a classic generation lasting hit out of the film. 

 

It is a wonderful film with fabulously entertaining music/dance sequences.  The Duke Ellington music and dancing in the scenes at Jim Henry's nightclub are outtasite!  Ethel Waters is amazing!