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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)  »

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Com Um Pé no Céu  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on April 20, 1942 with Fredric March and Martha Scott reprising their film roles. 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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Features The Silent Man (1917) See more »

Soundtracks

The Church's One Foundation
(uncredited)
Music by Samuel Wesley
Words by Samuel Stone
Sung by the church choir, played on the carillon at the end, and occasionally incorporated into the score
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Wonderful
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A return to a time of morals and truth. Very refreshing with March in a lesser known but very well made film. Serious in it's own way as it explores both March's calling and the family's growth, but very upbeat. Bring a Kleenex for the last scene.


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