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The Heavenly Body (1944)

Passed  -  Comedy | Romance  -  April 1944 (USA)
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The beautiful wife of a tweedy astronomer becomes convinced that her astrologer's prediction of a new dream man in her life will come true.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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William S. Whitley
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Vicky Whitley
James Craig ...
Lloyd X. Hunter
Fay Bainter ...
Margaret Sibyll
Henry O'Neill ...
Prof. Stowe
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Nancy Potter
Robert Sully ...
Strand
Morris Ankrum ...
Dr. Green
Franco Corsaro ...
Sebastian Melas - Violinist
Connie Gilchrist ...
Beulah - 'Delia Murphy'
Max Willenz ...
Dr.Gurtchakoff
Alex Melesh ...
Vladimir
Earl Schenck ...
Forbes
Arthur Space ...
Pierson
Helen Freeman ...
Stella
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Storyline

Astronomer Bill Whitley is so preoccupied with the new comet he's discovered that his time at the observatory sometimes comes at the expense of his beautiful wife, Vicky. When the neglected spouse becomes influenced by an eccentric neighbor into believing in the power of astrology, she subscribes to a weekly horoscope from a phony seer, the appropriately named Margaret Sybill. When the beautiful Mrs. Whitley reads that a new dream man will be coming soon into her life, she assumes he's taken the form of Lloyd Hunter, a handsome and dashing foreign correspondent who doubles as the neighborhood air raid warden. A frantic Bill realizes that he's going to have to keep closer track of his earthbound heavenly body if he's going to keep the prediction from becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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There's something new under the moon! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Release Date:

April 1944 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Crepi l'astrologo  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Joan Crawford was offered the lead role but turned it down saying, "It was about a girl who stands around and does nothing. I told the studio to give the part to Hedy Lamarr." See more »

Goofs

At one point Professor Stowe refers to Whitley as "Whitney". See more »

Quotes

William S. Whitley: Don't you ever look at stars, Ethel?
Pearl: I did once, but I'm married now!
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Connections

References Charley's (Big-Hearted) Aunt (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

Hungarian Dance No.1 in G Major
(1873) (uncredited)
Written by Johannes Brahms
Played by Franco Corsaro at the concert
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Hedy Lamarr was Beautiful
28 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Enjoyed this silly 1944 Comedy starring William Powell, (William S. Whitley) and his wife, Vicky Whitley, ( Hedy Lamarr). Vicky is being badly neglected by her husband and seeks the aid of a woman Astrologist who predicts she will meet another man and fall in love. Vicky's husband Bill is a very famous Astromist who has recently discovered a new planet in the solar system and has no idea that his wife Vicky is not happy with him. Vicky does meet a handsome young man in her life who is a neighbor and is also an Air Raid Warden, which was needed during World War II. Hedy Lamarr looked fantastic in this film and her natural beauty is clearly shown along with her great acting abilities. Great actor William Powell gave and excellent supporting role and it looked like they both enjoyed making this film. This is a worth while film to view from 1944.


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