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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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Box Office

Gross USA:

$5,450,000
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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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Trivia

James Gleason plays Max Corkle, a character he originated in Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941) (also directed by Alexander Hall and later remade as Heaven Can Wait (1978)). See more »

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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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Connections

Featured in Arena: Screen Goddesses (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Greek Ballet
Music by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Danced by Marc Platt, Rita Hayworth (dubbed by Anita Ellis) and company
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Leave the musicals to MGM
20 August 2004 | by Mike-764See all my reviews

Danny Miller is producing a musical on Broadway, Swinging the Muses, about two war pilots who end up in the days of Greek mythology romanced by a man hungry Terpsichore, the Greek Goddess of song and dance. This portrayal upsets the real Terpsichore who decides to go down to earth and make the musical accurate. Enter once again Mr. Jordan and messenger 7013, to help her come to the land of mortals and into the play, where she gets the lead role easily (using the name of Kitty Pendleton). Terpsichore/Kitty and Danny have constant arguments over the way the musical is being presented, but Danny becomes so infatuated with Kitty that the musical, in a preview, is presented accurately, which when produced becomes an artistic and symphonic production, but bores the audience to sleep or an early exit. When Danny decides to do the musical the way it was intended to be, Kitty storms off the set and asks Mr. Jordan to return to heaven, but Mr. Jordan informs Kitty that Danny needs this play to succeed, since its being backed by a racketeer, Manion, who Danny owes $20,000 to in gambling losses, and if the show flops, Danny will be "rubbed out". Kitty then decides to return and make the show a success, even though she realizes she will have to return to heaven and lose Danny. The movie is good, but really lacks much of the charm of its predecessor, Here Comes Mr. Jordan. The film is a star vehicle for Hayworth, but she is very enchanting in the role. Parks wasn't romantic leading material, but has the talent to get by (still has his singing voice lip-synced). Culver's Mr. Jordan is less charming and a more serious version than Claude Rains' version, but his performance is still admirable. Horton and Gleason are the only ones reprising their roles from the original. The film's setback is that the musical numbers aren't that good and seem to last forever (the last one from the film is OK, but the two versions of the ancient Greek setting musical drag on for an eternity). Still a good film, but you may be lost or disinterested if you didn't watch Here Comes Mr. Jordan. Rating, 7.


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