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One Foot in Heaven (1941)

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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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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 at Age 17
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Elias Samson
Laura Hope Crews ...
Mrs. Preston Thurston
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Clayton Potter
Moroni Olsen ...
Dr. John Romer
Frankie Thomas ...
Hartzell Spence at Age 18
Jerome Cowan ...
Dr. Horrigan
Ernest Cossart ...
Mr. John E. Morris
Nana Bryant ...
Mrs. Morris
Carlotta Jelm ...
Eileen Spence at Age 11
Peter Caldwell ...
Hartzell Spence at Age 10
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Com Um Pé no Céu  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Raymond Massey was author Hartzell Spence's choice to play his father. See more »

Quotes

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.
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Referenced in Whistling in Dixie (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Yankee Doodle
(uncredited)
Traditional
Played when the doughboys ship out
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Family Memories
24 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

I wish I had seen the entire movie, so I could tape it to show my mom & my aunts (preacher's kids). Their memories they've shared of growing up during the Depression & WWII gave this movie a familiar ring. They didn't grow up Methodist, but I did! Only movie I've ever seen that focused on a Methodist minister & family.


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