Cabin in the Sky


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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.

Release details

Release date: Friday April 9 1943
Duration: 98 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Vincente Minnelli
Screenwriter: Joseph Schrank
Cast: Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson
Lena Horne
Ethel Waters
Louis Armstrong
Rex Ingram
Duke Ellington