Straight to Heaven

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Straight to Heaven
Directed byArthur A. Leonard
Produced byMillion Dollar Productions
Written by
  • Buddy Freeman
  • Cyrus Wood
Screenplay by
  • Nina Mae McKinney
  • Jack Carter
  • Jackie Ward
  • Lionel Monagas
  • James Baskett
Color processBlack and White
Distributed bySack Amusement Enterprises
Release date
  • 12 December 1939 (1939-12-12)
Running time
55 min
CountryUnited States

Straight to Heaven is an American film released in 1939.[1] It was directed by Arthur A. Leonard and produced by Million Dollar Productions. Sack Amusement Enterprises was the distributor. It was advertised as having an all colored cast.

The story features a cabaret singer, her singer son, and the criminal underworld.[2][2] The film starred Nina Mae McKinney in her last major film role and Jackoe Ward. Ward performs three songs in the film and McKinney one.[2]


  • Nina Mae McKinney as Cabaret Singer Ida Williams
  • Jack Carter
  • Jackie Ward
  • Lionel Monagas
  • James Baskett[3]


  1. Sampson, Henry T. (September 28, 1995). Blacks in Black and White: A Source Book on Black Films. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 9780810826052 – via Google Books.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Bourne, Stephen. "Nina Mae McKinney: The Black Garbo". BearManor Media – via Google Books.
  3. Jones, George William (September 28, 1991). Black Cinema Treasures: Lost and Found. University of North Texas. ISBN 9780929398266 – via Google Books.

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