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Down to Earth (1947)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy, Musical  |  21 August 1947 (USA)
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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 »

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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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Director Alexander Hall later admitted he preferred Roland Culver's performance as Mr. Jordan in this movie to Claude Rains' performance in Here Comes Mr. Jordan. See more »

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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 »

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Terpsichore: [singing] There's a law against men beating their wives, which inhibits about a million guys' lives.
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Greek Ballet
Music by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Danced by Marc Platt, Rita Hayworth (dubbed by Anita Ellis) and company
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Terpsichore and the Muses
2 August 2005 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Alexander Hall, the director of "Here Comes Mr. Jordan", tried to give his old movie a new look by changing it into a musical. It must have sounded like a good idea at the times. The only problem was that this is not as charming as the model in which "Down to Earth" is based on. While the model picture seemed light and inspired, this one doesn't fare as well.

In theory, Larry Parks and Rita Hayworth, would have been a match made in heaven. Both were at the top of their fame. Larry Parks was a good actor who could act and sing as well and Rita Hayworth was a joy to watch, no matter in what vehicle. Somehow, the sparks both actors should have given their fans don't materialize, perhaps because of the way it unfolds on the screen.

There are some unexpected pleasures in the film, although not the unremarkable music. On the other hand, Rita Hayworth is quite good as the Muse who decides to take matters on her own and comes back to show Danny Miller how to stage his musical for the theater. Ms. Hayworth is at her most ravishing self dressed by Jean Louis and looking like the goddess she was! Larry Parks tries to be the suave musical theater man that falls in love with his Terpsichore.

The supporting cast is excellent. James Gleason, who played in the original film, here is seen as a theatrical agent. Roland Culver is the Mr. Jordan, who arranges the trip down to earth. The incomparable Edward Everett Horton is seen as the guardian angel, or Messenger 7013, who is made to follow Terpsichore/Kitty provoking some funny situations. William Frawley plays a small part.

This is a film to watch to see the gorgeous Rita Hayworth as the top of her profession.


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