Approved | | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
Fantasy comedy about a young window dresser who kisses a statue of Venus, which then comes to life in the form of Ava Gardner. However, the problems begin when Venus falls in love with him.
In 1995 BBC Radio broadcast a new version with Paige O'Hara in the title role.
What's this about a certain "most eligible bachelor" falling in love with a statue?
Whitfield Savory: Perhaps, my dear, she reminds me of you.
Molly Grant: Yeah, they both have large pedestals.
Dowager: Whitfield, you remember my daughter, Brenda?
Whitfield Savory: Not little Brenda? You've - uh
Whitfield Savory: ...
Molly Grant: Hatch ...
Evidently a few characters' names were changed during production, causing serious contradictions in various sources' cast lists. Haymes's character is just plain "Joe" (no surname), but some sources grafted onto him the surname "Grant" from Arden's character! As if that weren't bad enough, poor Arden (addressed by various characters as "Molly Grant" consistently through the film) finds herself wrongly identified in some sources as "Molly Stewart" (which is never the surname she bears in the actual film).