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Herbert Ross' "Pennies From Heaven"
March 7, 2012 6:42 PM Subscribe
Pennies from Heaven is the most emotional movie musical I've ever seen. It's a stylized mythology* of the Depression which uses the popular songs of the period as expressions of people's deepest longings - for sex, for romance, for money, for a high good time...there was never a second when I wasn't fascinated* by what was happening on the screen.
- Pauline Kael (* SPOILERS)