Cabin In The Sky

1943, Movie, NR, 98 mins

Cabin In The Sky
Vincente Minnelli's debut as a Hollywood director was the first all-black musical since GREEN PASTURES in 1936 and a monument to Ethel Waters in all her glory. Though the film perpetuates racial stereotypes--hardly surprising, given the period in which it was made--it's a fresh, inventive take on the original Broadway production which showcases a number of prodigious talents.

The story focuses on Little Joe (Eddie "Rochester" Anderson), a gambler who is nearly killed in a bar-room brawl and whose soul then becomes the site of a battle (fought in dream sequences) between God's General (Kenneth Spencer) and Lucifer Jr. (Rex Ingram). This tug-of-war is reflected in...

Released: 1943 Rated: NR Length: 98 mins

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