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Writers:
Harry Kurnitz (screenplay) and
Frank Tashlin (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
August 1948 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
LOVE'S LITTLE BUSY BODY ...and how you'll love to watch HER work! See more »
Plot:
Fantasy comedy about a young window dresser who kisses a statue of Venus, which then comes to life in the form of Ava Gardner. The problems begin, however, when Venus falls in love with him. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
NewsDesk:
Blu-ray, DVD Release: One Touch of Venus
 (From Disc Dish. 23 April 2013, 12:55 PM, PDT)

User Reviews:
Romantic Comedy Perfection See more (37 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Robert Walker ... Eddie Hatch

Ava Gardner ... Venus
Dick Haymes ... Joe Grant

Eve Arden ... Molly Stewart

Olga San Juan ... Gloria
Tom Conway ... Whitfield Savory II
James Flavin ... Det. Kerrigan

Sara Allgood ... Mrs. Fogarty
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Hugh Herbert ... Mercury (scenes deleted)
Harriet Bennet ... Woman in Park (uncredited)
Mary Benoit ... Reporter (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ... Reporter (uncredited)
Russ Conway ... Reporter (uncredited)

Gino Corrado ... Head Waiter (uncredited)
John Davidson ... Customer (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Shopper in Department Store (uncredited)
Helen Francell ... Woman in Park (uncredited)
Joel Friend ... Man in Park (uncredited)
Phil Garris ... Counterman (uncredited)
Dick Gordon ... Guest (uncredited)
George J. Lewis ... Detective #2 (uncredited)
Frances Mack ... Guest (uncredited)
Jerry Marlowe ... Reporter (uncredited)
Robert McCord ... Man in Park (uncredited)
George Meeker ... Mr. Crust (uncredited)
Joan Miller ... Reporter (uncredited)
Martha Montgomery ... Pretty Girl (uncredited)
Anne Nagel ... Reporter (uncredited)

Arthur O'Connell ... Reporter (uncredited)
Eddie Parker ... Detective #1 (uncredited)
Pat Parrish ... Girl (uncredited)
Kenneth Patterson ... Reporter (uncredited)
Ralph Peters ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Yvette Reynard ... Girl (uncredited)
Pat Shade ... Newsboy (uncredited)
Charles Sherlock ... Reporter (uncredited)
John Valentine ... Stammers (uncredited)
Josephine Whittell ... Dowager (uncredited)
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Directed by
William A. Seiter 
Gregory La Cava (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
Harry Kurnitz (screenplay) and
Frank Tashlin (screenplay)

S.J. Perelman (book) and
Ogden Nash (book)

F. Anstey (novel "The Tinted Venus" by)

Produced by
John Beck .... associate producer
Lester Cowan .... producer
William A. Seiter .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ann Ronell (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Franz Planer  (as Frank Planer)
 
Film Editing by
Otto Ludwig 
 
Art Direction by
Bernard Herzbrun 
Emrich Nicholson  (as Emrich H. Nicholson)
 
Set Decoration by
A. Roland Fields  (as Al Fields)
Russell A. Gausman 
 
Costume Design by
Orry-Kelly (gowns)
 
Makeup Department
Carmen Dirigo .... hair stylist
Bud Westmore .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Howard Christie .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William Holland .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Leslie I. Carey .... sound
Joe Lapis .... sound
 
Special Effects by
David S. Horsley .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Sherman Clark .... still photographer (uncredited)
Dave Ragin .... camera operator (uncredited)
Everett Smith .... grip (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Leo Arnaud .... musical director (as Leon Arnaud)
Ann Ronell .... additional lyrics
Eileen Wilson .... singing voice: Ava Gardner (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Lester Cowan .... presenter
Cheryl Crawford .... producer: Original stage production (as Crawford)
Billy Daniel .... dance director
Elia Kazan .... staged by: Original stage production
John J. Wildberg .... producer: Original stage production (as Wildberg)
Pat Betz .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
82 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
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Trivia:
In 1995 BBC Radio broadcast a new version with Paige O'Hara in the title role.See more »
Quotes:
Pretty girl:What's this about a certain "most eligible bachelor" falling in love with a statue?
Whitfield Savory:Perhaps, my dear, she reminds me of you.
[Walks away with Pretty Girl. ]
Molly Grant:Yeah, they both have large pedestals.
[Referring to statue and Pretty Girl. ]
Dowager:[Sashays up to Savory, who has reappeared] Whitfield, you remember my daughter, Brenda?
Whitfield Savory:Not little Brenda? You've - uh
[looks her over ]
Whitfield Savory:- grown, Brenda.
Molly Grant:[Reappears] Hatch is waiting, chief. He finished the drapes.
[...]
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Movie Connections:
Featured in The Costume Designer (1950)See more »
Soundtrack:
That's HimSee more »

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25 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Romantic Comedy Perfection, 27 September 1999

Stars Ava Gardner and Robert Walker. Walker gives a flawless comedic performance as a department store window dresser who kisses a statue of Venus which then comes to life (gee, think "Mannequin" ripped this off).

A wonderfully written intelligent script, the most beautiful love song, written by Bertohlt Brecht, as it's theme music, a supporting cast that boasts one of Eve Arden's most brilliant performances and '40's singing heartthrob Dick Haymes, as well as the most glorious wardrobe for the 3 female leads, all add up to an evening on Olympus.

It is, however, Ava Gardner who will captivate your heart, capture your soul, and make you believe in magic. It really is a once in a lifetime performance - her look, her vocal inflection, and her miraculous stance and walk will convince you that she IS the Goddess of Love. A classic beauty.

One of the best romantic comedies ever!

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Speak Low (when you speak love) Elgroovio
Walker was adorable in this!!! :) khawley91
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So where is the DVD? paulb_30
Am I the only one?... cadreaming8
Venus statue same in Contessa?? CushyJob
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