One Touch of Venus

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"The Gal Who Invented Love!"
  • Approved
  • 1948
  • 1 hr 22 min
  • 6.6  (1,552)

One Touch of Venus is a 1948 romantic comedy film starring Robert Walker, Ava Gardner, and Dick Haymes. It is directed by William A. Seiter and produced by King Vidor. The film centers around Eddie Hatch (played by Robert Walker), a window display designer at a department store in New York City, who comes across a statue of Venus in an antique store. He falls in love with the statue and impulsively purchases it, bringing it back to his apartment. After accidentally spilling water on the statue, Venus (played by Ava Gardner) comes to life, much to Eddie's surprise.

Venus is a goddess who has been living in the statue for hundreds of years. She is initially confused and disoriented from being brought back to life in modern-day New York City. Eddie takes it upon himself to help her adjust to her new surroundings and the two quickly become close.

However, things take a complicated turn when Hayes (played by Dick Haymes), a singer who Eddie had previously designed a window display for, becomes infatuated with Venus. He mistakes her for a real woman and tries to seduce her, much to Eddie's dismay. Venus, who is new to the modern world, is flattered by Hayes' attention and starts to develop feelings for him.

The rest of the film follows the love triangle between Eddie, Hayes, and Venus. Eddie tries to win back Venus, who he believes is meant to be with him, while Hayes tries to win her over by using his fame and charm.

One Touch of Venus is a charming and whimsical film that showcases the talents of its cast. Robert Walker is endearing as Eddie, the lovable protagonist who tries his best to navigate the complicated situation he's found himself in. Ava Gardner shines as Venus, bringing a sense of otherworldliness to the role. Dick Haymes is also noteworthy, showing off his impressive vocal talents throughout the film.

The film's standout musical number is "Speak Low," sung by Haymes in a dream sequence with Venus. The song, written by Kurt Weill and Ogden Nash, has since become a jazz standard and is perhaps the most memorable element of the film.

One Touch of Venus is a lighthearted and enjoyable film that transports the audience to a world of magic and romance. It's a testament to the power of love and the lengths people will go to in order to be with the ones they love.

One Touch of Venus is a 1948 music movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 22 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.6.

One Touch of Venus
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    1 hr 22 min
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    6.6  (1,552)