Athena

  • 1954
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Musical

Astrology and health food fanaticism, surprising topics for a 1950s musical, form the backdrop for this offbeat entry starring Jane Powell and Debbie Reynolds as Athena and Minerva, two of seven sisters raised by their radical vegetarian grandfather (Louis Calhern) and star-gazing grandmother (Evelyn Varden). In the romance department, Minerva works her...read more

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If a suitor wants to win the heart of one of the seven Mulvain sisters, he'd better be ready to deadlift 300 lbs. and dine on shredded-parsnip soufflé. Combining the then-novel topic of physical fitness with Hollywood song and dance, Athena is an eat-your-veggies romantic romp highlighted by catchy Hugh Martin/Ralph Blane tunes and socko color cinematography. Jane Powell (fresh off her triumph in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers) and Debbie Reynolds play two of the sisters, and Edmund Purdom and Vic Damone play their smoking, boozing, non-vegetarian beaux. Former Mr. Universe Steve Reeves flexes his pecs in a supporting role, displaying a physique so phenomenal it soon vaulted him to screen stardom as the mighty Hercules.

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  • Rating: NR
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