A Little Bit of Heaven (1940 film)

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A Little Bit of Heaven
Film poster
Directed by Andrew Marton
Produced by Joe Pasternak
Written by Harold Goldman
Grover Jones
Starring Gloria Jean
Music by Charles Previn
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date
  • October 11, 1940 (1940-10-11)
Country United States
Language English

A Little Bit of Heaven is a 1940 musical film starring soprano singer Gloria Jean. The story casts Gloria as a young member of a large Irish working-class family who becomes a singing sensation on a local radio station. The family's new-found wealth causes some discord until the family realizes that their closeness is what they value the most.

The film's title comes from a traditional Irish song that Gloria Jean sings at a family gathering. Her 2005 biography is similarly titled: Gloria Jean: A Little Bit of Heaven. The film is an unofficial sequel to 1939's The Under-Pup, featuring several cast members from that film, but as different characters. The group of girls in The Under-Pup was called "The Penguins", and Gloria Jean sings the group's song early in this film.


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