Remake of the 1947 film "Down to Earth," starring Rita Hayworth, about a muse who inspires a playwright to write a musical. "Down to Earth" is itself a sequel to "Here Comes Mr. Jordan."
Last dramatic role for dancer/actor/choreographer/director Gene Kelly. He died on February 2, 1996 in California, after suffering a series of strokes, at the age of 83. He was born, Eugene Curran Kelly, August 23, 1912 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
"I'm Alive," "All Over the World," "The Fall," "Don't Walk Away" & "Xanadu" (performed with Olivia Newton-John) composed by Jeff Lynne and performed by Electric Light Orchestra
"Magic," "Whenever You're Away from Me" (performed with Gene Kelly), "Suddenly" (performed with Cliff Richard), "Dancin'" (performed by The Tubes), & "Suspended in Time," composed by John Farrar and performed by Olivia Newton-John.
Additional cast: Katie Hanley (Sandra); Lynn Latham, Melinda Phelps, Cherise Bate, Juliette Marshall, Marilyn Tokuda, Yvette Van Voorhees, Teri Beckerman (Muses 2-8); Marty Davis (Male Guard); Cindy Leake (40's Singer #2); John "Fee" Waybill (80's Rock Singer); and Maria V. Langston (Dizzy Heights).
Additional credits: Jerry Trent (choreographer); Don Bluth Productions (animation sequences); Dorse Lanpher (special effects); Lisa Maron (assistant director); Milton C. Burrow (supervising sound editor); Fred Prior (music editor); Harry Blake & Craig Smith (makeup); and Candy Conery (hairstylist).
Color by Technicolor.
Copyright 1979 Universal Pictures.