Cabin in the Sky
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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." Minnelli's first major movie musical features some of the top African American talent of the day, including John Bubbles, Louis Armstrong, and Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. But it's… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Lustrous, gospel-folklore retelling of Faust"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Minnelli's feature debut was MGM's first all-black musical since Vidor's Hallellujah!, a stylized fable boasting great performances from Lena Horne, in her first major role, and Ethel waters, as her nemesis."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Forget the story -- just relish the stars."
‑ Nell Minow, Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
"Fascinatingly stylized musical."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"Vincente Minnelli's enjoyable directorial debut."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"All-black 1943 musical and moralistic fable."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Top-notch musical with great performances."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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