Pennies from Heaven Movie Review 1981

Information and Film Reviews for Pennies from Heaven the Movie

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Underrated, one-of-a-kind musical about a horny sheet-music salesman in Chicago and his escapades during the Depression. Extraordinary musical sequences have stars lip-synching to great effect. Martin is only somewhat acceptable as the hapless salesman, but Peters and Harper deliver powerful performances as the women whose lives he ruins. Walken brings down the house in a stunning song-and-dance sequence. Adapted by Dennis Potter from his British TV series.

Distribution

Facets Multimedia, Inc., 1517 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago, IL 60614, Phone: (773)281-9075, Toll-free: 800-331-6197, Fax: (773)929-5437, Email: sales@facets.org, URL: http://www.facets.org

Available on VHS
Running time 107 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Musical Drama, Adapted from Television, Great Depression, Dance Fever, Salespeople, Marriage, Oldest Profession, Tragedy
Screenplay
Dennis Potter
Cast
Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Christopher Walken, Jessica Harper, Vernel Bagneris
Cinematography
Gordon Willis
Director
Herbert Ross
Music
Ralph Burns, Marvin Hamlisch
Producer
MGM

Awards

Golden Globes 1982: Actress--Mus./Comedy (Peters); Natl. Soc. Film Critics 1981: Cinematog.

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