• One Foot in Heaven (1941)

One Foot in Heaven

Release Date: 1941

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 48 min

Plot Summary

After hearing an evangelist preach, William Spence (Fredric March) abandons his dream of becoming a doctor in favor of studying for the clergy. Once ordained, he and his new wife, Hope (Martha Scott), begin a series of moves from one small-town church to another, each with a new set of challenges, not the least of which is the general orneriness of their parishioners. Along the way, they have three children, and William gradually becomes more flexible about church doctrine.

Cast: Fredric March, Martha Scott, Beulah Bondi, Gene Lockhart, Grant Mitchell, Moroni Olsen, Harry Davenport, Elizabeth Fraser

Director: Irving Rapper

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Warner Bros.

Keywords: Family, Son, Wife, Transformation, 1930s, Sacrifice, House, Daughter, Inspiring


Nominated Outstanding Motion Picture