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Film: Cabin in the Sky

  • Beverly Arts Center (773) 445-3838 2407 West 111th Street Chicago, IL, 60655 United States (map)

Mortally shot at a crap game, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson gets a six-month Heavenly reprieve thanks to prayers from wife and True Believer Ethel Waters, but Rex Ingram's "Lucifer Jr." has a secret weapon in the ensuing battle for Anderson's soul: Lena Horne's sultry Sweet Georgia Brown. But Ethel proves to have "everything you've got and whole lot more." Director Vincente Minnelli's first major movie musical features some of the top musical talent of the day, including John Bubbles, Louis Armstrong, and Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. But it's above all a showcase for top-billed Waters' enormous singing, dancing, comedy, and acting talents. -- (C) Film Forum

Year: 1943
Length: 98 minutes
Language: English

Director: Vincente Minnelli
Screenwriter: Joseph Schrank
Producer: Arthur Freed

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