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Trivia Countdown! Four Days to Movies for Grownups on Turner Classic Movies

Posted By Bill Newcott On May 11, 2013 @ 8:00 am In Entertainment | Comments Disabled

I’m counting down the days until May 15, the night I get to introduce¬† four great Movies for Grownups with Robert Osborne on TCM [1]. Here’s today’s trivia bit about one of the movies we’re showing:

Pennies From Heaven 1981 Poster (Photo: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) [2]

Pennies From Heaven 1981 Poster
(Photo: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

Even most rabid Steve Martin fans haven’t seen his 1981 musical Pennies From Heaven-it disappeared from theaters almost as soon as it opened, and it’s not even available on DVD. Here’s a rare chance to catch this dark, brooding tale of false optimism in the face of the Great Depression. Martin seems positively Fred Astaire [3]-ish in the musical numbers; an amazing feat (feet!) when you consider he never took a dance lesson until a few months before filming started.

 


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[1] Movies for Grownups with Robert Osborne on TCM: http://www.aarp.org/entertainment/movies-for-grownups/info-02-2013/movies-for-grownups-turner-classic-movies.html

[2] Image: http://blog.aarp.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Pennies_From_Heaven-838477249-large.jpg

[3] Fred Astaire: http://www.aarp.org/entertainment/movies-for-grownups/info-10-2012/10-movie-couples-slideshow.html#slide3

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