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One Foot in Heaven Details


Author Hartzell Spence's popular biography of his preacher father was the source for One Foot in Heaven. Fredric March stars as Methodist cleric William Spence, whose calling requires him to move his family from parish to parish on a near-monthly basis. The children resent the fact that they're never able to sustain friendships, while Reverend Spence is equally upset by what he perceives to be encroaching immorality in the early 20th century. Spence's stubbornness loses him as many parishioners as he gains, but he is gradually humanized by a series of random events. In the best of these, the Reverend, who has railed against movies from the pulpit, attends a "scandalous" picture show--and as the picture reaches its climax, he finds himself cheering on the good guys as loudly as everyone else! ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Fredric March
as Rev. William Spence
Martha Scott
as Hope Morris Spence
Beulah Bondi
as Mrs. Lydia Sandow
Gene Lockhart
as Preston Thurston
Harry Davenport
as Elias Samson
Laura Hope Crews
as Mrs. Thurston
Grant Mitchell
as Clayton Potter
Moroni Olsen
as Dr. John Romer
Frankie Thomas
as Hartzell Spence, seventeen
Jerome Cowan
as Dr. Horrigan
Ernest Cossart
as John Morris
Nana Bryant
as Mrs. Morris
Roscoe Ates
as George Reynolds
Virginia Brissac
as Mrs. Jellison
Sarah Edwards
as Mrs. Spicer
Ruth Robinson
Dick Elliott
as Casper Cullenbaugh
Mary Field
as Louella Digby
Dorothy Vaughan
as Mrs. Erlich
Fred Kelsey
as Conductor
Gig Young
as Groom
Hobart Bosworth
as Richard Hardy Case
Clara Blandick
as Mrs. Watkins
Harlan Briggs
as McFarland, the Pharmacist
Frank Mayo
as Drummer
Herbert Heywood
as Shopkeeper
Milt Kibbee
as Alf McAfee
Olin Howland
as Zeke Harris
Paula Trueman
as Miss Peabody
Tempe Piggott
as Mrs. Dibble
Vera Lewis
as Mrs. Simpson
Charles Halton
as Haskins


Irving Rapper
Irving Rapper
Robert Lord
Jack L. Warner
Hal B. Wallis
Casey Robinson
Max Steiner
Composer (Music Score)
Warren Low