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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 »

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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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She Sings And Dances like an Angel! See more »


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A Deusa Desceu à Terra  »

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Trivia

Rita Hayworth said that this was the least favorite of all her films. 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 »

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Mr. Jordan: Same old Max, one of my favorite people.
Messenger 7013: Mine too. When does he join us?
Mr. Jordan: Mr. Corkle is an agent.
Messenger 7013: Thats right - we never get them.
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References Cover Girl (1944) See more »

Soundtracks

This Can't Be Legal
Music by Doris Fisher
Lyrics by Allan Roberts
Sung and Danced by Rita Hayworth (dubbed by Anita Ellis), Marc Platt and Larry Parks (dubbed by Hal Derwin)
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Luscious Rita is the selling point of routine musical...
22 May 2001 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Rita Hayworth shows why she was dubbed "The Love Goddess" in this technicolored musical fantasy incorporating some of the supporting players of "Here Comes Mr. Jordan" to flesh out its plot about Terpsichore returning to earth to help producer (Larry Parks) put on a correct version of his mythological musical. Unfortunately, the script doesn't provide Larry Parks with a role up to his Jolson impersonations and the chemistry between them isn't quite enough to make this more than a routine musical.

Rita is perfectly cast as a goddess and is at her most ravishing. She has several good dance routines which she performs with her customary grace and skill. Larry Parks, then riding the crest of his popularity after "The Jolson Story", does a workmanlike job in a lackluster role. But she steals as the spotlight as the Greek muse of the theater, unhappy about the way the nine Muses are being portrayed. Along with an angel (Edward Everett Horton), she is allowed to go down to earth in an attempt to give the show some class. It's a pleasant enough fantasy and gives Rita the chance to do some fancy footwork in dance routines staged by Jack Cole. The good cast includes Roland Culver, James Gleason and Marc Platt.

For more about Rita, watch for my upcoming career article slated for publication in FILMS OF THE GOLDEN AGE sometime soon.


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