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In Chicago during the depression, sheet music salesman, Arthur Parker, is trying to sell his products... (source:

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Release Date
11 December 1981
US Box Office
There's a world on both sides of the rainbow where songs come true and every time it rains, it rains...
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Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Pennies from Heaven is a 1981 musical film. The film was based on a 1978 BBC television drama. In 1981, Dennis Potter adapted his own screenplay for a film of the same name for American audiences, with its setting changed to Depression era Chicago. Potter was nominated for the 1981 Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay, but lost to On Golden Pond. The film starred Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Christopher Walken and Jessica Harper. The director was Herbert Ross and the choreographer was Danny Daniels.

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