|Down to Earth - New DVD - Rita Hayworth|
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|DOWN TO EARTH RITA HAYWORTH LARRY PARKS COLUMBIA DVD|
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|Genre:||Musical & Performing Arts|
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Rita Hayworth sings and dances like an angel while playing the Greek Love Goddess, Terpsichore, in this musical/fantasy/romantic comedy (1947). Director Alexander Hall known for hits such as; Once Upon a Time (1)(1944; Cary Grant and Janet Blair) and Here Comes Mr. Jordan (2)(1941; Robert Montgomery and Evelyn Keyes), recreated his 1941 movie with new stars and a musical theme. For many Rita Hayworth fans, this is simply fantastic as Hayworth rewrote her name as love goddess in the history of Hollywood. This is a perfect film which exploits the dancing/singing skills Hayworth; combined with sheer beauty, adorned in lovely costumes, extravagant décor in the company of charming chorus girls, Terpsichore comes down to earth from heaven as Kitty Pendleton to a play in a musical. The premise being Terpsichore becomes upset over the way her character is presented in the show, and therefore with the approval of Mr. Jordan (Roland Culver) and messenger 7013 (Edward Everett Horton), she stars and tries to correct the show with the help of producer Danny Miller (Larry Parks.) Kitty and Danny have constant arguments over the way the musical is being presented; when the show fails to impress the critics and spectators, Kitty decides to quit and go back to heaven, but Mr. Jordan convince her to stay and help Danny to resurrect the show. When the show becomes successful, Kitty learns that she is love with Danny and that there is not much fun returning to heaven. The dance and signing routines are not as good as her movie with Gene Kelly (Cover Girl)(3), but satisfactory. Larry Parks is not the best choice for the lead romantic role, but Rita Hayworth steals the show: This movie is highly recommended to all fans of Rita Hayworth.
1. The Howards Of Virginia / Once Upon A Time (Cary Grant 2 Pack)
2. Here Comes Mr. Jordan
3. Cover Girl
Being a lover of classic movies, I was delighted to view this beautiful 1946 picture. It is in glorious tecnicolor and it is somewhat of a sequel to "Here Comes Mr. Jordan" (which unfortunately is not available on DVD). The movie has some of the same characters as .....Mr. Jordan.Rita Hayworth and Larry Parks gives a marvelous performance and the role of Mr.Jordan is effectively played by Ronald Culver (I think) as Claude Rains was not available to paly that part.
The story, in a nutshell is that, disturbed about a new Broadway musical's satire of Greek mythology, the goddess Terpsichore (Rita Hayworth) comes down to earth (with the help of Mr. Jordan) and lands a part in the show. She works her charms on the show's producer (Larry Parks)and he incorporates her changes into the show. Unfortunately, her changes also produce a major flop.The movie has a very moving ending, showing that true love always prevails, no matter what the circumstances.
I would strongly recommend this movie to all lovers of classic movies and of musicals.
DOWN TO EARTH was made shortly ater Hayworth's hit B&W film GILDA. Rita looks as gorgeous in this film only in Technicolor! Two scenes show Rita to wonderful advantage: as she steps in line to show them how a real goddess dances and on a train platform with Larry Parks with her hair blowing in the wind. No one on film has EVER been more beautiful than Rita Hayworth in DOWN TO EARTH!
Great Hollywood production, Rita Hayworth shows her best, also recommend "Cover Girl", great color and Hollywood production on both.
I am very pleased with the DVD, Down to Earth. I am a great
Larry Parks fan and am collecting his films. The DVD is
flawless and was delivered promptly.