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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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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
Laura Hope Crews ...
Mrs. Preston Thurston
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Clayton Potter
Moroni Olsen ...
Dr. John Romer
Frankie Thomas ...
Hartzell Spence
Jerome Cowan ...
Dr. Horrigan
Ernest Cossart ...
John E. Morris
Nana Bryant ...
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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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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Connections

Edited into Happy Times and Jolly Moments (1943) 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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it's a wonderful life from a different view
19 February 2003 | by (morganton, nc) – See all my reviews

one foot in heaven is the type of movie that makes a person want to look into how their life has effected other people. (just as the movie about george baily in it's a wonderful life. a simple story about one man's life and how he was able to do, not exciting things, but long lasting things that made people better for having know him. it is great to find this movie playing on tv, but it should be put on dvd or tape for us to enjoy much more often.


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