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Product Details

  • Actors: Rita Hayworth, Larry Parks, Marc Platt, Roland Culver, James Gleason
  • Directors: Alexander Hall
  • Producers: Down to Earth (1947)
  • Format: Import, PAL
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0)
  • Subtitles: Portuguese
  • Region: Region 2 (Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Run Time: 101.00 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00A2FHWR2
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,036,476 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews

Spain released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: it WILL NOT play on standard US DVD player. You need multi-region PAL/NTSC DVD player to view it in USA/Canada: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), Spanish ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), Portuguese ( Subtitles ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Upset about a new Broadway musical's mockery of Greek mythology, the goddess Terpsichore comes down to earth and lands a part in the show. She works her charms on the show's producer and he incorporates her changes into the show. Unfortunately, her changes also produce a major flop. ...Down to Earth (1947)

Customer Reviews

Rita Hayworth's talents really shine in this movie.
Linda F. Rimestad
Aside from that, a well balanced film of music, comedy, drama that is a heart-warming story perfectly casted with supporting actors at their best.
John J. Mecca MD
I would definately recommend buying this film and for Rita Hayworth fans like me its a must.
Mr. R. Harrison

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Nix Pix on March 5, 2005
Format: DVD
"Down to Earth" is a bizarre musical sequel to a non-musical film called "Here Comes Mr. Jordan." It stars, then reigning love goddess, Rita Hayworth who is miscast (but amusingly so)as Terpsichore. But the Greek 'muse' is none 'amused' when learning that she and her sisters are to become the kitsch and lampoon of a mortal Broadway musical. Assisted by the heavenly MC, Mr. Jordan (Roland Culver) and a messenger(Edward Everett Horton), Terpsichore - renamed Kitty Pendleton - comes "down to earth" to play herself in the Broadway show and set the record straight. This is one of those mindlessly engaging, good humor bits of business that Hollywood used to excel at during its heyday and it's ably aided by performances from James Gleason, George Macready (of "Gilda" fame) and William Frawley (Fred, from "I Love Lucy"). The songs aren't memorable, but they are splashy and exciting and the script ably covers all of the bases with panache and great fun.
THE TRANSFER: Gorgeous. Columbia's film elements are in top notch condition and the picture quality of this DVD will not disappoint. The image is crisp and vibrant, with bold colors, bright whites and rich, velvet blacks. Contrast levels are excellent. There is some slight shimmering of color in certain scenes, due to the vintage of the print, but nothing that terribly distracts from your visual enjoyment. Digital artifacts are not a problem. Age related artifacts are present but not glaringly so, for a generally smooth visual presentation. The audio is MONO but nicely balanced.
EXTRAS: Please, this is Columbia!
BOTTOM LINE: This isn't one you'll always remember but its certainly an enjoyable little romp through musical La-La land, and, with the lush and lovely Miss Hayworth at hand, its more than easy on the eyes. Add this one to your library.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Noirdame on April 22, 2006
Format: DVD
After the success of "Gilda", Columbia put their superstar Rita Hayworth in this musical remake of "Here Comes Mr. Jordan". It did well at the box office, although in later years it has been panned by many as silly, far-fetched fare. I personally don't have a problem with it - it's not on par with Rita's earlier musicals, but it is very entertaining. The color is lush, and Hayworth is breathtakingly beautiful, and certainly suited to play the goddess of music and dance, Terpsichore (her singing voice is again dubbed by Anita Ellis), and Larry Parks is adorable as the young Broadway producer who wants so desperately to succeed. George Macready, who played Hayworth's evil spouse in "Gilda" again appears here in a similar role (with comedic undertones) - his office even seems to be the same as in the earlier film. It's also fun to see William Frawley in a small but memorable role.

Parks, sadly, had a short-lived career, as it was virtually destroyed by the McCarthy witch hunts. And the romance is touching and even a little tear-inducing. The term "Heavenly Goddess" certainly applies to the lovely Rita. Adele Jergens is also great as the original dancer in the show that Kitty/Terpischore replaces. Not the best Columbia musical, but an off-beat film, and worth watching simply because of the dance sequences, color cinematography and Rita at her most enticing.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By John W . Ford on April 14, 2006
Format: DVD
Its heaven on earth in this delightful musical comedy sequel to enormously successful " Here Comes Mr. Jordan 1941" . Rita Heyworth (1918-1987) plays incredibly angelic muse , inceensed at the notion that a Broadway musical is going to portray her as a modern living sexpot . She sets off for Earth to set the record straight and the results are a "mousing" . in 1946 , Columbia knew it had all the makings of a blockbuster by reworkng the "Here Comes Mr.Jordan" theme along with teaming up some of the original cast members with Hollywood brightest star, Rita Heyworth . The proscts might have been too promising , as they enabled Hayworth?s agent at the William Morris Agency to renegotiate her already lucrative studio contract .in DOWN TO EARTH , Rita Heyworth?s talent are absolutly show-stopping and with the realese of this film , its easy to see why she earned the reputation as Silver screen?s one and only love goddes . Do you need a better recommendation ! . Super ultra-resolution transfer quality pictures . Recommended
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 29, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
What can I say? I just love this movie! This is a charming musical featuring Rita Hayworth and Larry Parks. This is a beautifully choreographed movie that deserves a better fate than the mediocre ratings the critics gave out. Rita dances and looks more stunning in color. What more can you ask for? See for yourself.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Yann Fischer on April 29, 2004
Format: DVD
This is for me the Rita Hayworth movie which had the great
opportunity of being her biggest hit after Gilda but the film
a) had no Astaire or Kelly to match Rita's A quality
but only Larry Parks ( so dull that it's a shame )
b) no songs from Kern, Gershwin or Porter but rather stupid songs
where not one song became a hit (...)
c) had no good dance numbers
Otherwise the story is a pleasant fairytale and Rita Hayworth is
as beautiful as she can be, that's why it is still worthwile to watch it.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mr. R. Harrison on August 9, 2005
Format: DVD
Although this film often seems a little unreal at the beginning it developes into one of a number of marvelous Rita Hayworth dancing extravaganza's! Its not my favourite Rita film but has many many attributes and is quite individual in storyline and approach. I would definately recommend buying this film and for Rita Hayworth fans like me its a must. Beautifully presented and worth the small price! Go on treat yourself!
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