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Down to Earth (1947)

Approved | | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical | 21 August 1947 (USA)
Upset about a new Broadway musical's mockery of Greek mythology, the goddess Terpsichore comes down to earth and lands a part in the show. She works her charms on the show's producer and he... See full summary »

Director:

Alexander Hall

Writers:

Edwin Blum (original screen play), Don Hartman (original screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Rita Hayworth ... Terpsichore / Kitty Pendleton
Larry Parks ... Danny Miller
Marc Platt ... Eddie
Roland Culver ... Mr. Jordan
James Gleason ... Max Corkle
Edward Everett Horton ... Messenger 7013
Adele Jergens ... Georgia Evans
George Macready ... Joe Manion
William Frawley ... Police Lieutenant
Jean Willes ... Betty (as Jean Donahue)
Kathleen O'Malley ... Dolly
William Haade ... Spike
James Burke ... Detective Kelly
Dorothy Hart ... The New Terpsichore (as Dorothy Brady)
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Storyline

Upset about a new Broadway musical's mockery of Greek mythology, the goddess Terpsichore comes down to earth and lands a part in the show. She works her charms on the show's producer and he incorporates her changes into the show. Unfortunately, her changes also produce a major flop. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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She Sings And Dances like an Angel! See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 August 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Deusa Desceu à Terra See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$5,450,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Adele Jergens' singing voice was dubbed by Kay Starr. See more »

Goofs

The same news item about twins getting a two-week tryout keeps appearing in different newspaper columns over the course of several months. See more »

Quotes

Messenger 7013: The nights are six months long in Brooklyn.
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Connections

Featured in Arena: Screen Goddesses (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Kiss of the Muse
Sung and Danced by Adele Jergens (dubbed by Kay Starr) and the muses
Also danced by Marc Platt
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It is indeed a strange world that she wanders into
18 July 2011 | by NozzSee all my reviews

There is a lot wrong with this movie, but none of it is Rita Hayworth. She plays the part of a goddess briefly visiting earth and not exactly fitting in, which indeed she was. In this movie she comes from a heaven which strangely is managed as both the place of the human afterlife and the abode of the Greek gods. Trailing after her is Edward Everett Horton, providing comic relief, but at a certain point he drops out as the movie becomes more serious and unsettling. There are songs, and they sound all right but nothing is catchy about them. There are dances, and people complaining about the dances, and you can't quite tell whether you're being ribbed for enjoying the dances or ribbed for not enjoying them. Rita Hayworth never gets a romantic dance with a partner, although Marc Platt-- as the friend becoming alienated from the male lead-- gets a few moments to show off his own energetic moves as he and Hayworth, being part of a threesome, dance to a song about how happy they are that is set in a gloomily deserted twilight playground. And how could they be happy? Everyone in the story is angry, jealous, fearful, or violent, and there is no place on earth for love. The movie is dated 1947 and for no obvious reason, men are shown more than once in military uniform. Perhaps the confusion, the uncomfortable jostling of the earthly and the otherworldly, and the threat to the solidarity of the male buddies have something to do with the atmosphere of war's end.


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