One Touch of Venus

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  • 1955
  • 1 hr 19 min
  • 6.1  (50)

One Touch of Venus is a musical romantic comedy movie released in 1955, directed by William A. Seiter and starring Janet Blair, Russell Nype, and George Gaynes. The movie is based on the 1943 Broadway musical of the same name. The story follows Eddie Hatch (Russell Nype), an ambitious young window dresser at the Macy's department store in New York City. One day, he finds a statue of the goddess Venus in an antique shop and brings it back to the store to use in his window display. However, while he's alone with the statue, he impulsively kisses her on the lips, and to his surprise, she comes to life.

The living Venus (Janet Blair) is confused and bewildered by the modern world, and Eddie becomes her guide and mentor. As Eddie tries to keep Venus out of trouble and away from prying eyes, he falls in love with her, much to the dismay of his fiancé, Gloria (Ava Gardner).

Meanwhile, the wealthy art collector Mr. Savory (Tom Conway), who had originally owned the statue, discovers that Venus is now alive and becomes obsessed with possessing her. He enlists the help of his bumbling assistant, Whitfield (George Gaynes), to track her down.

As Eddie juggles his romantic troubles and tries to keep Venus safe, he also faces competition at work from his rival, Joe (Oliver Clark), who is determined to win the coveted position of head window dresser.

One Touch of Venus is a lighthearted and charming film, full of catchy musical numbers and delightful performances. Janet Blair shines as Venus, capturing both her otherworldly beauty and her fish-out-of-water innocence. Russell Nype is a likable and charismatic leading man, and the supporting cast adds plenty of humor and color to the story.

The film is also notable for its dreamlike, fantastical sequences, such as Venus's magical trip to a department store window display and a romantic dance atop the Statue of Liberty. These scenes add an element of whimsy and romance to the story, making it a true classic of the golden age of Hollywood musicals.

Overall, One Touch of Venus is a delightful and entertaining film that is sure to leave audiences with a smile on their faces. Its magical story, charming performances, and catchy tunes make it a joy to watch, and its themes of love and acceptance are timeless and universal.

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  • Runtime
    1 hr 19 min
  • IMDB Rating
    6.1  (50)