Cabin in the Sky

Rated NR 98 minutes 1943

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.

Film Credits

Director: Vincente Minnelli and Busby Berkeley

Writer: Marc Connelly, Lynn Root and Joseph Schrank

Producer: Arthur Freed and Albert Lewis

Cast: Ethel Waters, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Lena Horne, Louis Armstrong, Rex Ingram, Kenneth Spencer, John "Bubbles" Sublett, Oscar Polk, Mantan Moreland, Willie Best, Fletcher Rivers, Poke James, Bill Bailey, Ford Washington, Butterfly McQueen, Ruby Dandridge, Nicodemus, Ernest Whitman and Duke Ellington

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