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The Heavenly Body (1944)





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In this light romantic comedy, William B. Whitley (William Powell) is an astronomer who is very excited about his latest discovery, a comet that has been named after him. However, Whitley has been so busy tracking the course of his comet as its path leads straight into the moon that he's been ignoring his new wife, Vicky (Hedy Lamarr). Bored and lonely, one day Vicky visits an astrologer who informs her that she will -- on a specific day -- meet a handsome stranger, and they will fall in love. A bit perplexed at this news, Vicky shares the astrologer's report with William; however, he's so appalled that she would waste her time on pseudo-scientific hooey like astrology that he storms out of the house, moving into his observatory for a few days. On the predicted day, Vicky is wondering what happened to her dream man when an air raid warden, Lloyd Hunter (James Craig), shows up to confront Vicky and ends up going inside her house and shutting off her lights. Vicky and Lloyd strike up a conversation, and she begins to realize that he could well be the man the astrologer predicted she would meet; Vicky is interested in him, but just as he's leaving, William returns. William, however, senses that Vicky is infatuated with Lloyd, and he quickly hatches a devious plan to win back her good graces.


William Powell
as William B. Whitley
Hedy Lamarr
as Vicky Whitley
James Craig
as Lloyd X. Hunter
Fay Bainter
as Margaret Sibyll
Henry O'Neill
as Prof. Stone
Spring Byington
as Nancy Potter
Morris Ankrum
as Dr. Green
Franco Corsaro
as Sebastian Melas
Connie Gilchrist
as Beulah Murphy
Max Willenz
as Dr. Gurtchakoff
Arthur Space
as Pierson
Marietta Canty
as Pearl Harrison
Gertrude W. Hoffman
as Mrs. Potter's Mother
Alex Melesh
as Vladimir
Jack George
as Accompanist
Wheaton Chambers
as Old Gentleman
Lloyd Ford
as Ethel's Husband
Buddy Gorman
as Newsboy
William Sabbot
as Knife Thrower
André Charlot
as Dr. Burns
John Elliott
as Prof. Collier
Howard Hickman
as Scientist
Henry Sylvester
as Scientist
Gus Glassmire
as Scientist
Bobby Watson
as Hitler (Photo Insert)
Rex Evans
as Goering (Photo Insert)
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A contrived lamebrain wartime comedy.

August 22, 2016 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for The Heavenly Body

Hedy ravishing, Bill Powell as adroit as ever, script about what you'd expect but well played.

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