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The Heavenly Body (1944)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | April 1944 (USA)
The beautiful wife of a tweedy astronomer becomes convinced that her astrologer's prediction of a new dream man in her life will come true.

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Lloyd X. Hunter
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Margaret Sibyll
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Prof. Stowe
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Strand
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Dr. Green
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Sebastian Melas - Violinist
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Beulah - 'Delia Murphy'
Max Willenz ...
Dr.Gurtchakoff
Alex Melesh ...
Vladimir
Earl Schenck ...
Forbes
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Pierson
Helen Freeman ...
Stella
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Storyline

Astronomer Bill Whitley is so preoccupied with the new comet he's discovered that his time at the observatory sometimes comes at the expense of his beautiful wife, Vicky. When the neglected spouse becomes influenced by an eccentric neighbor into believing in the power of astrology, she subscribes to a weekly horoscope from a phony seer, the appropriately named Margaret Sybill. When the beautiful Mrs. Whitley reads that a new dream man will be coming soon into her life, she assumes he's taken the form of Lloyd Hunter, a handsome and dashing foreign correspondent who doubles as the neighborhood air raid warden. A frantic Bill realizes that he's going to have to keep closer track of his earthbound heavenly body if he's going to keep the prediction from becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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It's Heavenly To Be in Love With Hedy! See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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April 1944 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Crepi l'astrologo  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Joan Crawford was offered the lead role but turned it down saying, "It was about a girl who stands around and does nothing. I told the studio to give the part to Hedy Lamarr." See more »

Goofs

Connie Gilchrist is credited on-screen as "Beulah", but she is called "Delia Murphy". See more »

Quotes

William S. Whitley: Don't kiss me. It's Tuesday.
Vicky Whitley: There you go. You never take me seriously.
William S. Whitley: How can I when my planetary emphasis is in my 11th bungalow?
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits are shown over the various signs of the zodiac. See more »

Connections

References Charley's (Big-Hearted) Aunt (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

The Merry Widow Waltz
(1907) (uncredited)
Music by Franz Lehár
Played on a radio twice
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Hedy in orbit
16 May 2000 | by See all my reviews

Obviously, the title of this movie described this actress perfectly. She had perfect chemistry with that thin man Powell. It was a different time and the country at war, but it brings back many memories of what went on during that period. ..the air raid wardens, the blackouts and Hedy waving at the window while Powell was telescoping her magnificence in that nightgown. A harmless and pleasant comedy.


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