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Down to Earth

Wednesday, December 20, 2023, 7:30 p.m., Dryden Theatre

(Alexander Hall, US 1947, 101 min., 35mm)

Rita Hayworth returns to the screen, this time as a goddess. Upset by a new Broadway musical that mocks Greek mythology, the goddess Terpsichore (Hayworth) comes down to Earth in the form of showgirl Kitty Templeton and lands a part in the show. She works her charms on the show’s producer, Danny Miller (Larry Parks), and he incorporates her changes into the show. Unfortunately, her changes also produce a major flop. Filled with songs from the songwriting team of Doris Fisher and Allan Roberts, this represents Fisher’s final work before she got married and retired from the business.