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Pennies from heaven [videorecording]

Title
Pennies from heaven [videorecording] / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; a Hera production ; director, Herbert Ross ; producers, Nora Kaye and Herbert Ross ; screenplay, Dennis Potter.
Publication
Culver City, CA : MGM/UA Home Video, 1990, c1981.

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Moving imageUse in library *MGZIA 4-1967Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance

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Description
1 videocassette (108 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences NTSC; 1/2 in. (VHS)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Features.
  • Motion pictures.
  • Musicals.
Note
  • Motion picture originally released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1981 ; re-released as a videotape by MGM/UA Home Video in 1990.
Credits (note)
  • Executive producer, Richard McCallum ; director of photography, Gordon Willis ; choreography, Danny Daniels ; music arranged and conducted by Marvin Hamlisch and Billy May ; screenplay based on original material by Dennis Potter ; art direction, Fred Tuch and Bernie Cutler ; costumes, Bob Mackie.
Performer (note)
  • Steve Martin (Arthur), Bernadette Peters (Eileen), Christopher Walken (Tom), Jessica Harper (Joan), Vernel Bagneris (the accordion man), John McMartin (Mr. Warner), John Karlen (the detective), Jay Garner (the banker), Robert Fitch (Al), Tommy Rall (Ed), Eliska Krupka (the blind girl), and others.
Contents
Dance contents: "Yes, yes!" / performed by Martin, Garner, and ensemble -- "Pennies from heaven" / performed by Bagneris -- "It's the girl" / performed by Martin, Rall, and Fitch -- "Love is good for anything that ails you" / performed by Peters and children's ensemble -- "Let's misbehave" / performed by Walken and ensemble -- "Let's face the music and dance" / performed by Martin, Peters, and ensemble ; includes b&w footage from the film Follow the fleet, performed by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers -- "The clouds will soon roll by" / performed by Martin, Peters, and ensemble.
Call Number
*MGZIA 4-1967
ISBN
0792807316
Title
Pennies from heaven [videorecording] / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; a Hera production ; director, Herbert Ross ; producers, Nora Kaye and Herbert Ross ; screenplay, Dennis Potter.
Imprint
Culver City, CA : MGM/UA Home Video, 1990, c1981.
Country of Producing Entity
U.S.
Cast
Steve Martin (Arthur), Bernadette Peters (Eileen), Christopher Walken (Tom), Jessica Harper (Joan), Vernel Bagneris (the accordion man), John McMartin (Mr. Warner), John Karlen (the detective), Jay Garner (the banker), Robert Fitch (Al), Tommy Rall (Ed), Eliska Krupka (the blind girl), and others.
Credits
Executive producer, Richard McCallum ; director of photography, Gordon Willis ; choreography, Danny Daniels ; music arranged and conducted by Marvin Hamlisch and Billy May ; screenplay based on original material by Dennis Potter ; art direction, Fred Tuch and Bernie Cutler ; costumes, Bob Mackie.
Summary
Musical about a Depression-era sheet-music salesman who becomes involved in an extramarital affair and a murder. The film includes lavish production numbers in the style of Busby Berkeley.
Local Subject
Child dancers.
Added Author
Martin, Steve, 1945- performer.
Peters, Bernadette, performer.
Walken, Christopher, 1943- performer.
Harper, Jessica. Performer
Bagneris, Vernel, performer.
Rall, Tommy. Performer
Garner, Jay. Performer
Fitch, Robert, actor. Performer
Astaire, Fred, dancer.
Rogers, Ginger, 1911-1995, dancer.
Ross, Herbert, 1927-2001, film producer.
Ross, Herbert, 1927-2001, film director.
Kaye, Nora, 1920-1987, film producer.
Hamlisch, Marvin, arranger of music.
Hamlisch, Marvin, conductor.
Daniels, Danny, 1924- choreographer.
Mackie, Bob. Costume designer
Potter, Dennis. Screenwriter
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
DHCA.
Research Call Number
*MGZIA 4-1967
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