Cabin in the Sky

Cabin in the Sky

Directed by Vincente Minnelli • 1943 • Untied States
Starring Ethel Waters, Lena Horne, Louis Armstrong

Lena Horne, Ethel Waters, Eddie “Rochester” Anderson, and Louis Armstrong lead an all-black cast in this musical fantasy about a man pulled toward temptation as his God-fearing wife fights for his soul. Seriously injured in a barroom brawl, Little Joe Jackson (Anderson) hovers between life and death, dreaming that he is the centerpiece of an epic struggle between heaven and hell. On his side are the prayers of his loyal, pious wife, Petunia (Waters); battling on the side of darkness are Lucifer Jr. (Rex Ingram) and his most powerful weapon, the beautiful and seductive Georgia Brown (Horne). The directorial debut of Vincente Minnelli, CABIN IN THE SKY features a soundtrack of dazzling standards, including “Taking a Chance on Love” and “Happiness is a Thing Called Joe.”

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Cabin in the Sky
  • Cabin in the Sky

    Directed by Vincente Minnelli • 1943 • Untied States
    Starring Ethel Waters, Lena Horne, Louis Armstrong

    Lena Horne, Ethel Waters, Eddie “Rochester” Anderson, and Louis Armstrong lead an all-black cast in this musical fantasy about a man pulled toward temptation as his God-fearing wife fights for...