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One Touch of Venus Details

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The spirit of love is back, and she's working in retail in this bubbly romantic musical comedy. Eddie Hatch ([[Performer~P115803~Robert Walker~robertwalker]]) is a window dresser at a large department store; he's become especially fond of one of his mannequins who looks like the sort of girl he'd like to meet, and one night he impulsively gives the dummy a kiss. To his tremendous surprise, the mannequin comes to life, and it turns out to be inhabited by the spirit of Venus, the Goddess of Love ([[Performer~P25893~Ava Gardner~avagardner]]). Suddenly, romance is in the air as Eddie's fellow employees throw caution to the wind and finally express their infatuations with their co-workers; however, Eddie is too intimidated to follow through on his feelings for Venus, even though she'll only be in human form for 24 hours. Adapted from a popular Broadway musical, One Touch of Venus features a number of memorable songs by [[Performer~P116248~Kurt Weill~kurtweill]] and [[Performer~P51905~Ogden Nash~ogdennash]], including "Speak Low" and "The Trouble with Women," though a number of other songs they wrote for the stage production were replaced for the film. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast

Robert Walker
as Eddie Hatch
Ava Gardner
as Venus, Goddess of Love/Venus Jones
Dick Haymes
as Joe
Eve Arden
as Molly Grant
Olga San Juan
as Gloria
Tom Conway
as Whitfield Savory
James Flavin
as Kerrigan
Sara Allgood
as Mrs. Gogarty, the landlady
Josephine Whittell
as Dowager
Ralph Brooks
as Reporter
Russ Conway
Ralph Peters
as Taxi Driver
Eddie Parker
as Detective
Pat Parrish
as Girl
Phil Garris
as Counter Man
Anne Nagel
George Lewis
Harry Hayden
Pat Shade
as Newsboy
George Meeker
as Mr. Crust
Mary Benoit
Arthur O'Connell
as Reporter

Crew

William Seiter
Director
Lester Cowan
Producer
Frank Tashlin
Screenwriter
Harry Kurnitz
Screenwriter
Franz Planer
Cinematographer
Ogden Nash
From Musical by
Kurt Weill
Composer (Music Score)
Kurt Weill
From Musical by
Leo Arnaud
Musical Direction/Supervision
Ann Ronell
Songwriter
Otto Ludwig
Editor
Bernard Herzbrun
Art Director
Orry-Kelly
Costume Designer
David S. Horsley
Special Effects
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