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One Touch of Venus

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One Touch of Venus

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
94 minutes
performer:
Ava Gardner
director:
William A. Seiter
author:
Harry Kurnitz, Frank Tashlin
genre:
musical

We gave it a C-

There’s just one reason to watch One Touch of Venus, a flaccid rendering of a Broadway musical about a window dresser (Robert Walker) who brings a statue of Venus to life — and her name is Ava Gardner. If only Vincente Minnelli had been in charge and most of Kurt Weill’s score hadn’t been ditched. Ava gets an A, the movie a C?.