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Cabin in the Sky Overview:

Cabin in the Sky (1943) was a Musical - Fantasy Film directed by Vincente Minnelli and Busby Berkeley and produced by Arthur Freed and Albert Lewis.

Academy Awards 1943 --- Ceremony Number 16 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Music - SongMusic by Harold Arlen; Lyrics by E. Y. HarburgNominated
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Cabin in the Sky (1943)

By Beatrice on Sep 27, 2014 From Flickers in Time

Cabin in the Sky Directed by Vincente Minnelli Written by Joseph Schrank based on the book of the musical play by Lynn Root 1943/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Repeat viewing/Netflix rental If one can look past the racial attitudes of the era, Vincent Minnelli’s debut film is a cornucopia of riche... Read full article


Musical Monday: “Cabin in the Sky” (1943)

on Sep 8, 2014 From Comet Over Hollywood

It’s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week’s musical: “Cabin in the Sky” ... Read full article


Cabin in the Sky, Happy Anniversary! Premiered April 9, 1943

By C. S. Williams on Apr 9, 2014 From Classic Film Aficionados

Cabin in the Sky was directed by Vincente Minnelli, with one scene staged by Busby Berkeley (the “Shine” sequence), Sidney Wagner was the cinematographer, screenplay by Joseph Schrank based on the book of the play written by Lynn Root. Cabin starred Ethel Waters, Eddie ‘Rochester&#... Read full article


Cabin in the Sky, Happy Anniversary! Premiered April 9, 1943

By C. S. Williams on Apr 9, 2014 From Classic Film Aficionados

Cabin in the Sky was directed by Vincente Minnelli, with one scene staged by Busby Berkeley (the “Shine” sequence), Sidney Wagner was the cinematographer, screenplay by Joseph Schrank based on the book of the play written by Lynn Root. Cabin starred Ethel Waters, Eddie ‘Rochester&#... Read full article


Cabin in the Sky, Happy Anniversary! Premiered April 9, 1943

By C. S. Williams on Apr 9, 2014 From Classic Film Aficionados

Cabin in the Sky was directed by Vincente Minnelli, with one scene staged by Busby Berkeley (the “Shine” sequence), Sidney Wagner was the cinematographer, screenplay by Joseph Schrank based on the book of the play written by Lynn Root. Cabin starred Ethel Waters, Eddie ‘Rochester&#... Read full article


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Quotes from

Petunia Jackson: [after she runs Jim Henry and his crony off] Oh, Lord! Please forgive me for backsliding, but sometimes when you fight the Devil you've got to jab him with his own pitchfork!


The Trumpeter: Give a man money and watch him act funny.


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Facts about

Oscar Polk's last movie.
MGM recycled some of its tornado footage from The Wizard of Oz for a key scene in this movie.
Apart from the "Shine" sequence, this was Vincente Minnelli's first sole directing assignment. Minnelli had been directing on Broadway, which gave this film a feel that had nothing of the typical "Hollywood Studio System" in it.
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