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Down to Earth (1947)

Approved | | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical | 21 August 1947 (USA)
Upset about a new Broadway musical's mockery of Greek mythology, the goddess Terpsichore comes down to earth and lands a part in the show. She works her charms on the show's producer and he... See full summary »

Director:

Alexander Hall

Writers:

Edwin Blum (original screen play), Don Hartman (original screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Rita Hayworth ... Terpsichore / Kitty Pendleton
Larry Parks ... Danny Miller
Marc Platt ... Eddie
Roland Culver ... Mr. Jordan
James Gleason ... Max Corkle
Edward Everett Horton ... Messenger 7013
Adele Jergens ... Georgia Evans
George Macready ... Joe Manion
William Frawley ... Police Lieutenant
Jean Willes ... Betty (as Jean Donahue)
Kathleen O'Malley ... Dolly
William Haade ... Spike
James Burke ... Detective Kelly
Dorothy Hart ... The New Terpsichore (as Dorothy Brady)
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Upset about a new Broadway musical's mockery of Greek mythology, the goddess Terpsichore comes down to earth and lands a part in the show. She works her charms on the show's producer and he incorporates her changes into the show. Unfortunately, her changes also produce a major flop. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Trivia

Rita Hayworth said that this was the least favorite of all her films. See more »

Goofs

The same news item about twins getting a two-week tryout keeps appearing in different newspaper columns over the course of several months. See more »

Quotes

Max Corkle: I think she musta went to college. You know how that'll ruin anybody.
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Soundtracks

People Have More Fun Than Anyone
Music by Doris Fisher
Lyrics by Allan Roberts
Sung by Rita Hayworth (dubbed by Anita Ellis)
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Such a pity - so much beauty wasted on such bad music.
22 May 2001 | by carrie7See all my reviews

I was very surprised to have stumbled on Down To Earth on early morning television as I was recently having a discussion on Terpsichore (really!).

Anyway, it is a darned pretty film to look at for the Technicolour and Rita Hayworth alone, but it was so sad to see her so wasted on hideously mediocre musical numbers. The costumes and the sets were lovely and her fabulous red hair never looked better! What was so bizarre was this musical sequence she sings about wanting to marry two men -- who are more than eager to comply! Just watching the dancing steps of the two grooms made me uncomfortable.

Having this film based on an all-time classic was another huge error but bringing back Edward Everett Horton was the right move! He is always exceptional in his little character roles...


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 August 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Deusa Desceu à Terra See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$5,450,000
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Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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