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Pennies from Heaven

1981 Rated R 1hr 48m

In this bizarre but warmhearted black-and-white musical written by Dennis Potter and directed by Herbert Ross, traveling sheet music salesman Arthur (Steve Martin) entices innocent teacher Eileen (Bernadette Peters) in Depression-era Chicago. When Arthur and Eileen set out on a series of misadventures, their bleak world turns to song and dance in a series of lavish Busby Berkeley-style musical numbers. Christopher Walken and Jessica Harper co-star.

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Movie Details

1982 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy)
  • Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) nominee
  • Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) nominee
1982 Academy Award®
  • Best Sound nominee
  • Best Writing Adapted Screenplay nominee
  • Best Costume Design nominee
Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1


English, Spanish (Neutral), French

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

Filmed in B&W and color; interactive menus; scene access.