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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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Richard Thorpe
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jane Powell ... Athena Mulvain
Debbie Reynolds ... Minerva Mulvain
Virginia Gibson ... Niobe Mulvain
Nancy Kilgas Nancy Kilgas ... Aphrodite Mulvain
Dolores Starr Dolores Starr ... Calliope Mulvain
Jane Fischer Jane Fischer ... Medea Mulvain
Cecile Rogers Cecile Rogers ... Ceres Mulvain
Edmund Purdom ... Adam Calhorn Shaw
Vic Damone ... Johnny Nyle
Louis Calhern ... Grandpa Ulysses Mulvain
Evelyn Varden ... Grandma Salome Mulvain
Linda Christian ... Beth Hallson
Ray Collins ... Mr. Tremaine
Carl Benton Reid ... Mr. Griswalde
Howard Wendell Howard Wendell ... Mr. Grenville
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Storyline

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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

As Tentações de Adão See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (original)

Sound Mix:

Stereo (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The number "Faster Than Sound" by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane was recorded by Vic Damone but not used in the final print. The song was ultimately recycled for the Broadway musical High Spirits (1964), where it was introduced by Tammy Grimes. 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: 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

The Girl Next Door
(uncredited)
Music by Hugh Martin
Lyrics by Ralph Blane
Sung by Vic Damone
Originally in Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) as "The Boy Next Door"
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Singing! Dancing! and Mr. Universe too!
13 October 2013 | by jjnxn-1See 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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