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One Touch of Venus (1948) was a Comedy - Fantasy Film directed by William A. Seiter and Gregory La Cava and produced by William A. Seiter, John Beck and Lester Cowan.

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Molly Grant: [to the statue] To Venus, the Goddess of Love! May she stay on the job and take care of all of us!

Molly Grant: [to Kerrigan] Hi, Gumshoe! Your handcuffs are showing!

Whitfield Savory: She reminds me of someone.
Molly Grant: I wish she reminded me of me.

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The original musical play opened on October 7, 1943, at the Imperial Theatre in New York City. The show moved to the 46th Street Theatre on January 26, 1944, (two days after closing at the Imperial) and continued to run through February 10, 1945. The total number of performances was 567. The cast included Mary Martin (in a role originally meant for Marlene Dietrich), John Boles, and Kenny Baker.
In 1995, BBC Radio broadcast a new version with Paige O'Hara in the title role.
The original plans for filming this property in 1945 for United Artists included Mary Martin(from the original cast) with Frank Sinatra, Clifton Webb and Bert Lahr with Sam Coslow producing for Mary Pickford . Pickford felt that only Clifton Webb had any box office pull and she was hesitant to commit two million dollars of her own money to production. After much indecision she finally sold the rights to Lester Cowan at Universal. The Universal version appeared in 1948 with Ava Gardner.
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