Cabin In The Sky (1943)
Glossy all-black MGM musical with Eddie "Rochester" Anderson as a gambler whose soul becomes the prize in a contest between God and the Devil. Lena Horne, Ethel Waters, Rex Ingram, Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington are featured; Vincente Minnelli's first directing assignment. Songs include "Shine," "Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe," "Li'l Black Sheep," more. 98 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French; audio commentary; theatrical trailer; bonus short "Studio Visit" (1946).
Academy Award ®
Nominee: Best Song ("Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe")
- Vincente Minnelli
- Black & White
- Closed Captioned:
- Cast: Ethel Waters, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Lena Horne, Louis Armstrong, Rex Ingram, Kenneth Spencer, John W. "Bubbles" Sublett, Oscar Polk, Mantan Moreland, Willie Best, Fletcher "Moke" Rivers, Bill Bailey, Butterfly McQueen, Ruby Dandridge, Ernest Whitman, Duke Ellington, The Hall Johnson Choir, Rita Christiani, Bobby Johnson, John Thomas