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One Foot in Heaven (2-Oct-1941)

Director: Irving Rapper

Writer: Casey Robinson

Based on a book by: Hartzell Spence

Music by: Max Steiner

Keywords: Drama

Finding salvation at a revival, William Spence changes his vocation from medicine to become a Methodist preacher. During his working life, William, his wife Hope, and their children move from town to town in the American Midwest, roughly spanning the Progressive Era through the Roaring 20s. Warm and inspirational without being heavy-handed or preachy, though sometimes heavy on the sugar; received an Oscar nomination for Best Picture.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Beulah Bondi
3-May-1888 1-Jan-1981 Make Way for Tomorrow
Jerome Cowan
6-Oct-1897 24-Jan-1972 Miracle on 34th Street
Harry Davenport
19-Jan-1866 9-Aug-1949 Gone with the Wind
Gene Lockhart
18-Jul-1891 31-Mar-1957 Algiers
Fredric March
31-Aug-1897 14-Apr-1975 The Best Years of Our Lives
Grant Mitchell
17-Jun-1874 1-May-1957 Father Is a Prince
Moroni Olsen
27-Jun-1889 22-Nov-1954 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Martha Scott
22-Sep-1912 28-May-2003 Our Town


Fredric March   ...   William Spence
Martha Scott   ...   Hope Morris Spence
Beulah Bondi   ...   Mrs. Lydia Sandow
Gene Lockhart   ...   Preston Thurston
Elisabeth Fraser   ...   Eileen Spence
Harry Davenport   ...   Elias Samson
Laura Hope Crews   ...   Mrs. Preston Thurston
Grant Mitchell   ...   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, as a Girl
Peter Caldwell   ...   Hartzell Spence, as a Boy
Casey Johnson   ...   Frazer Spence


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