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Athena (1954)

Passed | | Musical, Romance, Comedy | 4 November 1954 (USA)
Attorney, Purdom, and singer, Damone, romance two sisters, Reynolds and Powell, who live with and are strongly influenced by eccentric, health oriented and star gazing grandparents.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Athena Mulvain
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Minerva Mulvain
Virginia Gibson ...
Niobe Mulvain
Nancy Kilgas ...
Aphrodite Mulvain
Dolores Starr ...
Calliope Mulvain
Jane Fischer ...
Medea Mulvain
Cecile Rogers ...
Ceres Mulvain
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Adam Calhorn Shaw
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Johnny Nyle
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Grandpa Ulysses Mulvain
Evelyn Varden ...
Grandma Salome Mulvain
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Beth Hallson
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Mr. Tremaine
Carl Benton Reid ...
Mr. Griswalde
Howard Wendell ...
Mr. Grenville
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Attorney, Purdom, and singer, Damone, romance two sisters, Reynolds and Powell, who live with and are strongly influenced by eccentric, health oriented and star gazing grandparents. Written by Anonymous

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The M-G-M Musical with young ideas!


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

4 November 1954 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

As Tentações de Adão  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Trivia

The song "Faster Than Sound" by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane was recorded but not used in the final print. See more »

Goofs

When Johnny offers Athena a lift back to her family's store rather than having her walk back, lack of shadows indicates it right around noon - yet it dark when they finally arrive at store, meaning the car ride has taken six or seven hours. See more »

Quotes

Adam Calhorn Shaw: What's their number?
Johnny Nyle: Oh, they don't believe in telephones.
Adam Calhorn Shaw: Telephones are not a matter of faith!
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Soundtracks

Chacun le sait
from "La fille du régiment"
Music by Gaetano Donizetti
Sung by Jane Powell
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Novelty musical from MGM juggles different styles and entertains in its fashion...
14 January 2010 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Two out of seven modern-day sisters, each named after a Greek Goddess and living with their vegetarian, health-conscious grandparents (no word on what happened to their actual mother and father!), find romance as destined by the stars. Numerologist Jane Powell quickly lays her lips upon stuffy lawyer Edmund Purdom, while pony-tailed Debbie Reynolds is matched with spiritless crooner Vic Damone. Opening predicament with Damone being sued by his agent is quickly dropped, as are Purdom's plans to run for Congress (!). Instead, the two men get involved in the lives of their lovely ladies--as well as with grandpa Louis Calhern, who is in the midst of training musclemen for the Mr. Universe contest. No memorable songs, but the presentation is colorful, airy, and pleasant. The hot-headed characters keep running off half-cocked, while the script becomes more and more illogical. Still, the energy displayed is infectious and the supporting cast is solid. **1/2 from ****


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