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Cabin in the Sky (1943)

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98 min | Fantasy, Musical

A compulsive gambler dies during a shooting, but he'll receive a second chance to reform himself and to make up with his worried wife.
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Writers
Joseph Schrank (screen play) | Lynn Root (based upon the book of the musical play by)
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Release date
Apr 9, 1943 (United States)

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62 cast members
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Ethel Waters
Petunia Jackson Petunia Jackson   See fewer
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Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson
Little Joe Jackson Little Joe Jackson   See fewer
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Lena Horne
Georgia Brown Georgia Brown   See fewer
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Louis Armstrong
The Trumpeter The Trumpeter   See fewer
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Rex Ingram
Lucius / Lucifer Jr. Lucius / Lucifer Jr.   See fewer
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Kenneth Spencer
The General / Rev. Green The General / Rev. Green   See fewer
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John W. Bubbles
Domino Johnson (as 'Bubbles' [John W. Sublett]) Domino Johnson (as 'Bubbles' [John W. Sublett])   See fewer
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Oscar Polk
The Deacon / Fleetfoot The Deacon / Fleetfoot   See fewer
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Mantan Moreland
First Idea Man First Idea Man   See fewer
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Willie Best
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Fletcher Rivers
Third Idea Man (as Moke [Fletcher Rivers]) Third Idea Man (as Moke [Fletcher Rivers])   See fewer
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Leon James
Fourth Idea Man (as Poke [Leon James]) Fourth Idea Man (as Poke [Leon James])   See fewer
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Ford Washington Lee
Messenger Boy (as 'Buck' [Ford L. Washington]) Messenger Boy (as 'Buck' [Ford L. Washington])   See fewer
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Ruby Dandridge
Mrs. Kelso Mrs. Kelso   See fewer
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Nick Stewart
Dude (as Nicodemus) Dude (as Nicodemus)   See fewer
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Ernest Whitman
Jim Henry Jim Henry   See fewer
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Duke Ellington Orchestra
Duke Ellington's Orchestra (as Duke Ellington and his Orchestra) Duke Ellington's Orchestra (as Duke Ellington and his Orchestra)   See fewer
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Hall Johnson Choir
Church Choir (as The Hall Johnson Choir) Church Choir (as The Hall Johnson Choir)   See fewer
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Jules Adger
Specialty Dancer in Hell Sequence (uncredited) Specialty Dancer in Hell Sequence (uncredited)   See fewer
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Doris Ake
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Juliette Ball
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Lennie Bluett
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Bernard Bradley
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Daisy Bufford
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Jas. Burch
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Curry Lee Calmes
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Rita Christiani
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Vivian Dandridge
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June Decuire
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Dorothea Durham
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Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington (uncredited) Duke Ellington (uncredited)   See fewer
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Byron Ellis
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Joel Fluellen
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Louise Franklin
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William Gillespie
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Suzette Harbin
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Avanelle Harris
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Kathleen Hartsfield
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Maggie Hathaway
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Cleo Herndon
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Lawaune Ingram
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Bobby Johnson
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Glenn Leedy
Boy in Church (uncredited) Boy in Church (uncredited)   See fewer
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Meade 'Lux' Lewis
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Juanita Moore
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Tommie Moore
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Jieno Moxzer
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Florence O'Brien
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Neva Peoples
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Amanda Randolph
Churchgoer (uncredited) Churchgoer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Louise Ritchie
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Henry Phace Roberts
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Carmencita Romero
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Clinton Rosemond
Doctor (uncredited) Doctor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Archie Savage
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Edward C. Short
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Johnny Thomas
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Ernestine Wade
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Arthur Walker
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Artie Young
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7.1 / 10 | 2,492 votes