Pennies from Heaven
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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- Herbert Ross
- This movie is
- 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
RRestricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral), FrenchClosed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital MonoOther features
Filmed in B&W and color; interactive menus; scene access.
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Common Sense Note
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it