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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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Detective Kelly
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The New Terpsichore (as Dorothy Brady)
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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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21 August 1947 (USA)  »

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A Deusa Desceu à Terra  »

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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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They Can't Convince Me
Music by Doris Fisher
Lyrics by Allan Roberts
Sung by Larry Parks (dubbed by Hal Derwin)
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Such a pity - so much beauty wasted on such bad music.
22 May 2001 | by (San Francisco, CA) – See all my reviews

I was very surprised to have stumbled on Down To Earth on early morning television as I was recently having a discussion on Terpsichore (really!).

Anyway, it is a darned pretty film to look at for the Technicolour and Rita Hayworth alone, but it was so sad to see her so wasted on hideously mediocre musical numbers. The costumes and the sets were lovely and her fabulous red hair never looked better! What was so bizarre was this musical sequence she sings about wanting to marry two men -- who are more than eager to comply! Just watching the dancing steps of the two grooms made me uncomfortable.

Having this film based on an all-time classic was another huge error but bringing back Edward Everett Horton was the right move! He is always exceptional in his little character roles...


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