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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
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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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| (original release)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Trivia

The reason Esther Williams is given credit as a co-writer is because the project was originally intended as a swimming vehicle for her. However the swimming scenes were changed to singing ones and Williams was replaced with Jane Powell by producer Dore Schary. This was one of the reasons why Williams would soon leave MGM. See more »

Goofs

Right before Debbie Reynolds and Vic Damone go into the musical number in the health store, the microphone shadow passes over the cardboard cutout of the counter top muscle man advertising Viatalo. See more »

Quotes

Adam Calhorn Shaw: You earned $100,000 singing?
Johnny Nyle: Well, you probably wouldn't call it singing. I'm a crooner.
Adam Calhorn Shaw: There ought to be a law against that.
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Soundtracks

Vocalize
Music by Hugh Martin
Lyrics by Ralph Blane
Same music as "The Girl Next Door"
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Singing! Dancing! and Mr. Universe too!
13 October 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Middling musical filled with pretty people. Edmund Purdom may not have been the greatest actor but was an extremely handsome man. Jane and Debbie, in one of the several films they were paired in together in their early careers, are bubbly and fresh as sisters. The best performance comes from the terrific Louis Calhern as the somewhat daffy grandfather, with a twinkle in his eye and his breezy line readings he's a hoot. Interesting to compare Evelyn Varden's spacey Grandma here and her portrayal of the vicious Icey Spoon in the next year's Night of the Hunter. Probably the only movie, musical or otherwise that stops cold to have a Mr. Universe contest stuffed into it. Pleasant but minor.


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