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In the art department of a large department store, the statue of the famed Anatolian Venus comes to life and falls in love with Eddie Hatch, a window dresser. Just before the unveiling of the prized statue, Eddie takes "Venus" to the model-display house in the store, where the store's owner finds her. He also falls in love with her and makes her Glamour Girl Number One. Eddie and Venus dance in Central Park, but Eddie is arrested for stealing the statue. Venus goes back to her pedestal and Eddie is released. While Eddie is sadly preparing for another unveiling, a new employee asks him a question. She tells him her name is Venus Jones.Written by
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Try to reason about love and you will lose your reason - old French proverb.
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Evidently a few characters' names were changed during production, causing serious contradictions in various sources' cast lists. Haymes's character is just plain "Joe" (no surname), but some sources grafted onto him the surname "Grant" from Arden's character! As if that weren't bad enough, poor Arden (addressed by various characters as "Molly Grant" consistently through the film) finds herself wrongly identified in some sources as "Molly Stewart" (which is never the surname she bears in the actual film). See more »
I have seen this wonderful film again and again and it never fails to delight me. The photography, with its unusually deep blacks and whites, is as sensual as the lovely Ava Gardner herself.
There is one thing that puzzles me, however, and perhaps other reviewers might be able to help me on this one: in the cast Hugh Herbert is listed as playing Mercury. I own a video of this film, and nowhere do I see such a character. Am I missing something here, or do I just have an incomplete version of the film?
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