Cabin in the Sky, Happy Anniversary! Premiered April 9, 1943

 

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Cabin in the Sky was directed by Vincente Minnelli, with one scene staged by Busby Berkeley (the “Shine” sequence), Sidney Wagner was the cinematographer, screenplay by Joseph Schrank based on the book of the play written by Lynn Root. Cabin starred Ethel Waters, Eddie ‘Rochester’ Anderson, Lena Horne, Louis Armstrong, Rex Ingram and Butterfly McQueen; with Duke Ellington and his orchestra making a musical appearance. Cabin in the Sky is available on DVD.

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By C. S. Williams

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