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Blu-ray, DVD Release: One Touch of Venus

23 April 2013 12:55 PM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: June 18, 2013

Price: DVD $19.95, Blu-ray $29.95

Studio: Olive Films

Ava Gardner pulls the goddess routine on Robert Walker in One Touch of Venus.

Ava Gardner is at her most beautiful as the goddess Venus in the 1948 fantastical musical romantic comedy One Touch of Venus.

When a long-lost statue of Venus turns out to be the genuine goddess herself on an earthly assignment, a hapless department store clerk (Robert Walker) suddenly becomes the object of a furious employer, a jealous fiancée (Olga San Juan) and the lovesick Venus (Gardner) in this heavenly musical comedy of mistaken identity based on the successful Broadway musical.

Also starring Dick Haymes and Eve Arden, the much-loved movie is directed by comedy-musical veteran William A. Seiter (You Were Never Lovelier) with a screenplay by Harry Kurnitz (A Shot in the Dark) and Frank Tashlin (Rock-a-bye Baby).

Previously available on DVD from Lionsgate but out »

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Clip joint: The top five 'meet cutes'

23 January 2013 9:36 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

A 'meet cute' is a plot device enabling the first meeting of a film's romantic lead characters. The rest, dear viewer, is history

Each week one reader offers up five of their favourite film clips on a subject of their choosing – and we ask you to tell us what other movie scenes should have been included. This week's is from john Carvill, who previously wrote a clip joint on taking the train.

If you've got an idea for a future clip joint, email adam.boult@guardian.co.uk.

The 'meet cute' is Hollywood screenwriters' name for a standard plot device in which a couple meet in a way that's charming, ironic, or just generally amusing.

Golden age film-makers such as Billy Wilder used to stockpile ideas for meet cutes, and Wilder was sufficiently adept at dreaming them up that he talked his way out of studio objections to his idea »

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