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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. Here’s today’s trivia bit about one of the movies we’re showing:

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

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

Moviegoers who saw the Steve Martin musical Pennies From Heaven were pleasantly surprised by Christopher Walken’s athletic dance to the song “Let’s Misbehave.” But Walken trained as a dancer early in his career, and among his early jobs was a role in the Broadway musical Best Foot Forward with Liza Minnelli. Still fond of music and dance, Walken recently told me that his ambitious routine in Pennies From Heaven is among his proudest achievements.