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 souffle. 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.
3 Outtake Musical Numbers: "Competition Dance", "Imagine" (Second Reprise) with Vic Damone and Debbie Reynolds, and "Love Can Change the Stars" (Duet Reprise) with Jane Powell and Edmund Purdom.
Audio Presented for the first time ever in true Stereophonic Sound, remixed from original production elements especially for this Warner Archive Collection DVD premiere release.
|Studio Name:||Team Marketing|
|DVD Release Date:||08/12/2011|
|Run Time (in minutes):||96 minutes|
|Audio Tracks:||AC, Digital Sound|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.16|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||5.5 x 0.5 x 7.44|
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