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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:
a light frothy musical that's pure enjoyment 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 "Arena: Screen Goddesses" (2012)See more »
Soundtrack:
Speak LowSee more »

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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
a light frothy musical that's pure enjoyment, 9 May 2002
Author: boybobby2001

I think that this was the first movie 'musical' I ever saw, and I loved it immediately. The script is so perfect and the actors to matched to their parts that the whole thing is lyrical.

Robert Walker is a great actor who does comedy the way he does drama...sincerely. Ava Gardner is young and beautiful as....well...as Venus! I was very disappointed when I found out she didn't sing the songs herself, but it sure looks like she does.

Eve Arden is the real star of this movie. Every line that she delivers is either a great wisecrack or lets us know more about her. Olga San Juan and Dick Haymes are wonderful particularly when they sing, "Don't Look Now But My Heart is Showing."

In the 'old days' they could make wonderful, inexpensive black and white musicals and everyone had a good time. Too bad we've all gotten to jaded.

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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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