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Cabin In The Sky (1943)
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Description Hollywood's first all-black film since The Green Pastures tells the vibrant fable of rascally Little Joe, torn between the love of his good wife Petunia and the wiles of good-time bad girl Georgia Brown...and caught in a tug-of-war between emissaries from the Lord and Satan. How can virtue triumph over evil? Well, as Petunia says, "Sometimes when you fight the devil, you gotta jab him with his own pitchfork." Debuting movie director Vincente Minnelli (An American in Paris, Gigi) and stars Ethel Waters, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Lena Horne, Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington are more than a match for the devil in this musical treasure. With a soundtrack of dazzling standards including Taking a Chance on Love and Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe, Cabin in the Sky is a joyous classic.

Special Features
Commentary by Evangela Anderson and Eva Anderson (wife and daughter of Eddie "Rochester" Anderson), Fayard Nicholas, Black Cultural Scholars Todd Boyd and Drew Casper, with interview excerpts of Lena Horne
Vintage Pete Smith Specialty short "Studio Visit"
Audio-only bonus: Louis Armstrong "Ain't It the Truth" outtake
Theatrical trailer

Genre: Heaven-Can-Wait Fantasies, Musical Fantasy, Studio-Era Black Cinema
Theatrical Date: 1943
SubTitles: Spanish, English, French
Original Language: English
Run Time: 98 mins.

This DVD is encoded for Region 1 (U.S. & Canada only) and will probably NOT be viewable in other countries.
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Label WHV - Warner Home Video
Number 67678
Subsidiary Artists: Cab Calloway, Eddie Rochester Anderson, Ethel Waters, Louis Armstrong, Rex Ingram, Lena Horne, Duke Ellington
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