One Foot in Heaven Overview:

One Foot in Heaven (1941) was a Black-and-white - Drama Film directed by Irving Rapper and produced by Irving Rapper, Hal B. Wallis and Robert Lord.

Academy Awards 1941 --- Ceremony Number 14 (source: AMPAS)

Best PictureWarner Bros.Nominated

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One Foot in Heaven

By Alyson on Apr 3, 2011 From The Best Picture Project

One Foot in Heaven is the story of a minister and his family over the years as they move from parish to parish. ?William Spence (Fredric March) was originally studying to be a doctor when he realized his true calling was to become a Methodist minister. ?This comes as quite a surprise to Hope (Martha... Read full article

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William Spence: [to his son, Hartzell] A pastor's family are in a special category. We are uh... Well, It's as if we walked a sort of tightrope. Balancing with one foot on earth and one foot already in heaven.

William Spence: [upon his new found enlightenment about motion pictures] He who speaks to only one generation is already dead. And he who listens to only one generation is deaf.

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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie onApril 20, 1942 with Fredric March and Martha Scott reprising their film roles.
William S. Hart was the guest of honor at the Hollywood premiere of this movie, since his movie The Silent Man figures promimently in the plot.
Raymond Massey was author Hartzell Spence's choice to play his father.
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