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One Touch of Venus -- When a long-lost statue of Venus turns out to be the lovely goddess herself on an earthly assignment, a hapless department store employee suddenly becomes the object of a furious employer and a jealous fiancée.


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Harry Kurnitz (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
August 1948 (USA) See more »
LOVE'S LITTLE BUSY BODY ...and how you'll love to watch HER work! See more »
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 »
Blu-ray, DVD Release: One Touch of Venus
 (From Disc Dish. 23 April 2013, 12:55 PM, PDT)

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A wonderful fantasy. See more (39 total) »


  (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
James Flavin ... Kerrigan

Sara Allgood ... Landlady
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)

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 (suggested by "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 (director of photography) (as Frank Planer)
Film Editing by
Otto Ludwig (film editor)
Art Direction by
Bernard Herzbrun 
Emrich Nicholson  (as Emrich H. Nicholson)
Set Decoration by
A. Roland Fields (set decorations) (as Al Fields)
Russell A. Gausman (set decorations)
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 photography
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 .... songs: arranged and conducted by (as Leon Arnaud)
Ann Ronell .... new lyrics
Eileen Wilson .... singing voice: Ava Gardner (uncredited)
Other crew
Lester Cowan .... presenter
Cheryl Crawford .... producer: original musical production (as Crawford)
Billy Daniel .... dance director (as Billy Daniels)
Elia Kazan .... stager: original musical production
John J. Wildberg .... producer: original musical production (as Wildberg)
Pat Betz .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
82 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Did You Know?

In January 1945, Agnes de Mille, who choreographed the 1943 Broadway musical, originally was announced to choreograph the Mary Pickford planned screen version.See more »
Molly Grant:[to Savory] I'll catch you a couple of flies, and you can pull their wings off!See more »
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Speak LowSee more »


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18 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
A wonderful fantasy., 16 June 1999
Author: ( from New York City

Ava was never more beautiful. Robert Walker is at his lucky best. Dick Haymes was never in better voice. And, oh, that beautiful Kurt Weill-Ogden Nash score. Not only is "Speak Low" offered, but, the musical scene in Central Park as well, so masterfully handled and performed, will have you gliding and falling in love with the thought of falling in love.

This was a little recognized gem.

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