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One Foot in Heaven (1941)

Approved | | Biography, Drama | 1 November 1941 (USA)
Episodic look at the life of a minister and his family as they move from one parish to another.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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William Spence
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Hope Morris Spence
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Mrs. Lydia Sandow
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Preston Thurston
Elisabeth Fraser ...
Eileen Spence
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Elias Samson
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Mrs. Preston Thurston
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Clayton Potter
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Dr. John Romer
Frankie Thomas ...
Hartzell Spence
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Dr. Horrigan
Ernest Cossart ...
John E. Morris
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Mrs. Morris
Carlotta Jelm ...
Eileen Spence
Peter Caldwell ...
Hartzell Spence
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Episodic look at the life of a minister and his family as they move from one parish to another.

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Folks, meet a grand FATHER! He's the affable, laffable head of the most delightful family that ever stepped out of America's screens...into America's hearts!

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Biography | Drama

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1 November 1941 (USA)  »

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Con un pie en el cielo  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Olivia de Havilland was slated to co-star with Fredric March but was reassigned to They Died with Their Boots On (1941). See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, William Spence (Fredric March) announces he has been "called" to the church and will become a pastor in the Methodist Church. His soon-to-be mother-in-law, Mrs. Norris (Nana Bryant)), replies that she would have preferred that he'd joined the Episcopal Church. At that time, in Canada, the dominant church was the Church of England, not the Episcopal Church. That is predominantly a US institution born out of the American Revolution. See more »

Quotes

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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Connections

Features The Silent Man (1917) See more »

Soundtracks

The Children's Prayer
(uncredited)
from "Hansel and Gretel"
Music by Engelbert Humperdinck
Libretto by Adelheid Wette
Sung by the Robert Mitchell Choir
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A very good film for all to experience
19 February 2003 | by (Massachusetts) – See all my reviews

Chronicling the struggles, hardships and successes of a minister and his family. Real life circumstances and true depictions of faith pitted against human nature at its best and worst. The human quality of this film is spiritually uplifting. Please see it if you can.


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