One Foot in Heaven
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

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"Out of Hartzell Spence's deeply affectionate biography of his ministerial father, William Spence, the Warners have derived a cheerful and warmly compassionate film, an excellent character study and an adult entertainment on the screen."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"In one of his finest performances, Fredric March plays Rev. William Spence, a Methodist minister who devotes his life to transforming wavering parishes into strong pillars of faith."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"A warm and human preachment for godliness."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"It's worth watching for March's performance -- although we don't get to hear him preach enough -- and for his take-down of a wealthy family determined to run his church for him."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
"The movie's stiff sense of virtue won it an Oscar nomination, but more impressive is Scott's weirdly distant performance as a woman who impulsively accepts the life of a church mouse and then finds she can't do much for her children."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"Frederic March gives an honorable performance in this sentimental and fictionalized biopic of the reverend William Spence in this Oscar-nominated picture."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
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