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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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Cast

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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Storyline

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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They Say She Kissed 2,000 Men! See more »


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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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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In the newspaper montage, the third item in the Lyons Den column reads: "Save up your gas money and go over to Danny McGuire's place in Brooklyn. You'll see the current Vanity cover in the flesh." This is the plot for Cover Girl (1944), Rita Hayworth's previous movie for Columbia, so in effect the characters of Kitty Pendleton and Rusty Parker are playing at the same time in different venues, even though they're both played by the same person. 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

Mr. Jordan: Same old Max, one of my favorite people.
Messenger 7013: Mine too. When does he join us?
Mr. Jordan: Mr. Corkle is an agent.
Messenger 7013: Thats right - we never get them.
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Soundtracks

Greek Ballet
Music by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Danced by Marc Platt, Rita Hayworth (dubbed by Anita Ellis) and company
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In Technicolour!
21 April 2000 | by Chaz-19See all my reviews

I suppose that Technicolour was a big selling point when this film came out (1946). The colour is beautiful to look at, but much of the rest of the film is rather slim. In this film, Rita Hayworth is a muse who becomes upset when she learns that a Broadway musical is going to portray her as a jive crazy love machine. She heads to earth to correct matters and the audience settles in for 101 minutes of unmemorable musical numbers and several poorly choreographed dance scenes.

Allow me to guess what happened here. Columbia was looking for a musical vehicle for Hayworth, then at the top of her career. They had script for a B musical ready to roll, but they needed to beef it up a bit. So what they did was steal a few of the characters from a past hit, HERE COME MR. JORDAN, added Technicolour, and hoped that it would prove enough of a draw. If you do watch this film, note how poorly the JORDAN characters are worked in - especially Max Corkle.

Elements of the Broadway musical DOWN TO EARTH also appear in Fred Astaire's THE BAND WAGON, which came out in 1953 - but the numbers in the later film were far more memorable. I had enjoyed HERE COMES MR. JORDAN, and was curious as to what the sequal would be like. My curiosity has been satisfied - yet another half-baked movie sequel.


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