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      Down to Earth

      Released Aug 21, 1947 1h 41m Musical Comedy List
      40% Tomatometer 5 Reviews 50% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings Deity of dance Terpsichore (Rita Hayworth) and her fellow muses are enraged when they learn that Broadway hotshot Danny Miller (Larry Parks) is planning to spoof Greek mythology in his next play. Disguised as a mortal named Kitty Pendleton, Terpsichore decides to visit earth and use her powers to get a starring part in Miller's musical. Before long, she convinces him to shift his attention from parody to serious art -- but New York audiences aren't so pleased with the resulting show. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      James Agee TIME Magazine The film may annoy those who do not thoroughly enjoy "swinging" everything in sight. Mar 2, 2018 Full Review Jack Moffitt Esquire Magazine A silly story with lavish Technicolor extravaganza contrives to make a fairly entertaining musical. Oct 21, 2020 Full Review Susan Granger www.susangranger.com Rated: 3/5 Oct 20, 2007 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews It stars Rita Hayworth, looking as good as she's ever looked. Rated: C Apr 11, 2007 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Jun 16, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      ashley h Down to Earth is an okay film. It is about a new broadway musical that makes a mockery of Greek mythology. Rita Hayworth and Larry Parks give decent performances. The screenplay is a little slow in places. Alexander Hall did an alright job directing this movie. I liked this motion picture because of the humor and music. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member "I adore musicals, I'm so tired of thinking!" Down to Earth is a sequel to the superior "Here Comes Mr. Jordan", but here Hall doesn't have a play to adapt the script from, and it suffers for it (as well as for its disregard for greek mythology). Rita Hayworth is well-cast as Terpsichore, Muse of song and dance, and she elevates the film beyond something that would be otherwise forgettable. Unfortunately the songs just aren't any good, and the only dance number that's any fun to watch is Hayworth's audition when she invites herself into the chorus line. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member I got this in a cheapo 5-film 'Rita Hayworth' boxed set, as I quite enjoy checking out the filmographies, as completely as I can, some of my favourite actors, actresses and directors from days gone by (pre-1970s cinema is clearly my favourite, though I enjoy cinema from all eras and around the world). This was an interesting though flawed comedy, with Hayworth playing a Greek goddess, pissed off that a playwright isn't doing Greek mythology justice--and pays an unexpected visit clear on settling the score. Her singing numbers are dubbed, but she looks remarkable. The film is a tad long in the tooth but is nevertheless quite enjoyable. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member "Terpsichore" what a name :) Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member I got this in a cheapo 5-film 'Rita Hayworth' boxed set, as I quite enjoy checking out the filmographies, as completely as I can, some of my favourite actors, actresses and directors from days gone by (pre-1970s cinema is clearly my favourite, though I enjoy cinema from all eras and around the world). This was an interesting though flawed comedy, with Hayworth playing a Greek goddess, pissed off that a playwright isn't doing Greek mythology justice--and pays an unexpected visit clear on settling the score. Her singing numbers are dubbed, but she looks remarkable. The film is a tad long in the tooth but is nevertheless quite enjoyable. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member Cant take your eyes off of Rita... Shes just too hypnotizing! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Deity of dance Terpsichore (Rita Hayworth) and her fellow muses are enraged when they learn that Broadway hotshot Danny Miller (Larry Parks) is planning to spoof Greek mythology in his next play. Disguised as a mortal named Kitty Pendleton, Terpsichore decides to visit earth and use her powers to get a starring part in Miller's musical. Before long, she convinces him to shift his attention from parody to serious art -- but New York audiences aren't so pleased with the resulting show.
      Director
      Alexander Hall
      Producer
      Don Hartman
      Production Co
      Columbia Pictures Corporation
      Genre
      Musical, Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Aug 21, 1947, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Dec 18, 2015
      Runtime
      1h 41m
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