In one of his finest performances, Fredric March plays Rev. William Spence, a Methodist minister who devotes his life to transforming wavering parishes into strong pillars of faith. Episodic in form, ONE FOOT IN HEAVEN begins in Canada in 1904. After listening to an evangelist, Spence and
his devoted wife, Hope (Martha Scott), decide to move to a small Iowa community desperately in need of spiritual guidance. Trying to fit in, Spence and Hope live at poverty level, forgoing the luxuries to which they are accustomed. After their work in one parish is complete, they move on to the
next, adding to their family in the process. Over the next 20 years, Spence and Hope fi...