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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

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

Referenced in Whistling in Dixie (1942) 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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Methodist family story
30 July 2003 | by (Minnesota) – See all my reviews

Witty film that chronicles the career of a Methodist minister and his family over several decades. It was up for Best Picture against "Citizen Kane" and some other well known films, but is less known than the others. You don't have to be Methodist to get the point.


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