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In the art department of a large department store, the statue of the famed Anatolian Venus comes to life and falls in love with Eddie Hatch, a window trimmer. Just before the unveiling of the prized statue, Eddie takes "Venus" to the model-display house in the store, where the store's boss finds her. He, too, falls in love with her and makes her Glamour Girl Number One. Eddie and Venus dance in Central Park, but Eddie is arrested for stealing the statue. Venus goes back to her pedestal and Eddie is released. While Eddie is sadly preparing for another unveiling, a new employee asks him a question. She tells him her name is Venus Jones. Written by
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What's this about a certain "most eligible bachelor" falling in love with a statue?
Perhaps, my dear, she reminds me of you.
[Walks away with Pretty Girl. ]
Yeah, they both have large pedestals.
[Referring to statue and Pretty Girl. ]
[Sashays up to Savory, who has reappeared]
Whitfield, you remember my daughter, Brenda?
Not little Brenda? You've - uh
[looks her over ]
Evidently a few characters' names were changed during production, causing serious contradictions in various sources' cast lists. Haymes's character is just plain "Joe" (no surname), but some sources grafted onto him the surname "Grant" from Arden's character! As if that weren't bad enough, poor Arden (addressed by various characters as "Molly Grant" consistently through the film) finds herself wrongly identified in some sources as "Molly Stewart" (which is never the surname she bears in the actual film). See more »
I saw this movie on television and I was so happy when the video came out. Could there be a more beautiful cast and such beautiful songs! Ava Gardner personifies Venus with her beautiful face and body. No body stockings there, her beautiful body is there to be seen! Eddie Hatch is a windows dresser in a department store, kisses the statue of Venus who is on display, who comes to life and spends several hours with Eddie until Zeus calls her home at midnight. Made me cry, Venus didn't want to go home to be a goddess, she wanted to be a mere mortal! And the beautiful songs -- "Don't Look Now But My Heart is Showing" -- a beautiful waltz, which is sung by the cast in Central Park. And "Speak Low When You Speak Love" -- how divine! So, Ava comes back as "Venus Jones" who will be working at the department store, after all the Cinderella stories come true! Lots and lots of tears.
I love this movie. Why isn't this on DVD yet? Don't get it!
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