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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.

Director:

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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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!


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Trivia

The English-born Edmund Purdom plays a character from Massachusetts. See more »

Goofs

When Johnny offers Athena a lift back to her family's store rather than having her walk back, lack of shadows indicates it right around noon - yet it dark when they finally arrive at store, meaning the car ride has taken six or seven hours. See more »

Quotes

Grandpa Ulysses Mulvain: According to the stars you're 15 minutes late!
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Soundtracks

Imagine
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Music by Hugh Martin
Lyrics by Ralph Blane
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Novelty musical from MGM juggles different styles and entertains in its fashion...
14 January 2010 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Two out of seven modern-day sisters, each named after a Greek Goddess and living with their vegetarian, health-conscious grandparents (no word on what happened to their actual mother and father!), find romance as destined by the stars. Numerologist Jane Powell quickly lays her lips upon stuffy lawyer Edmund Purdom, while pony-tailed Debbie Reynolds is matched with spiritless crooner Vic Damone. Opening predicament with Damone being sued by his agent is quickly dropped, as are Purdom's plans to run for Congress (!). Instead, the two men get involved in the lives of their lovely ladies--as well as with grandpa Louis Calhern, who is in the midst of training musclemen for the Mr. Universe contest. No memorable songs, but the presentation is colorful, airy, and pleasant. The hot-headed characters keep running off half-cocked, while the script becomes more and more illogical. Still, the energy displayed is infectious and the supporting cast is solid. **1/2 from ****


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Athena 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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