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Dreams That Money Can Buy (1947)

Approved | | 28 March 1956 (France)
After learning how to look inside himself, a poetic bum sells people vivid dreams.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jack Bittner ...
Joe / Narcissus
Libby Holman
Josh White
Norman Cazanjian
Doris Okerson
John La Touche ...
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Herb Campbell ...
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After learning how to look inside himself, a poetic bum sells people vivid dreams.

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An experimental film shot for $25,000 in a Manhattan loft. It opened in New York in March, 1947 and went on to win the Venice Film Festival Award for the best original contribution to the progress of cinematography. See more »

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(singing on soundtrack): Oh Venus was born out of sea-foam / oh Venus was born out of brine / but a girl of today / if she is grade A / is assembled upon the assembly line
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The Girl with the Pre-Fabricated Heart
Lyrics by John La Touche
Sung by Libby Holman, accompanied by Norman Cazanjian and ? (name illegible)
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Surrealism goes Hollywood
29 July 2000 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

A strange attempt to bring the work of surrealist artists to a wider public. The plot is than an average Joe (Jack Bittner) can conjure up dreams that will improve peoples lives. This gives an excuse to view sequences created by several artists, most of whom were living in the US to avoid World War II.

Of most interest for those wishing to seeing the various artist's work, such as Alexander Calder' Circus being animated. I saw the Museum of Modern Art Print and the colors were in poor shape - the blue was almost gone.


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