Film Screening - Cabin in the Sky (1943, 98 minutes)

Thursday, February 12: 7 p.m.

WHERE:   Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Foster Theater

TO RSVP:   This event is FREE with a reservation through the Rock Hall website at or at the Rock Hall Box Office.  Seating is limited.  


This Vincente Minnelli film (his first for MGM), was an exceptional all-black, all-star, musical fantasy and morality tale about the eternal struggle of a man caught in a tug of war between heaven and hell. The action transpires in aWizard of Oz style dream of Little Joe Jackson (Eddie "Rochester" Anderson) who lies unconscious from a wound inflicted by a gambler. Good and evil take on human form and compete for the favor of Little Joe, who is torn between the loyalty of his good Christian wife, Petunia (Ethel Waters), and the temptations of the adulterous Georgia Brown (Lena Horne). Added to the cast is a treasure trove of talent including Mantan Morland, Butterfly McQueen and Ruby Dandridge, with featured musical numbers by Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington. Horne made an auspicious film debut as Georgia Brown.  

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