YMMV / One Touch of Venus

  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Venus does mention having done some nasty things to her former lovers in the past because she either found them annoying or they mistreated her. Although she seems to be nice to everyone she meets, it's shown that she's willing to use her powers on anyone who crosses Eddie. So perhaps her attitude towards him might have changed had she remained on Earth for longer.
  • Awesome Music: "Speak Low", a lovely soothing ballad about falling in love.
  • Best Known for the Fanservice: Ava Gardner running around wearing a tight-fitting tunic for the first act, as well as getting a scene with a Modesty Bed Sheet. The film is practically synonymous with showing off Ava's beauty.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Molly Grant is beloved by fans of the film, for Eve Arden's fantastically snarky delivery. The majority of the quotes on the film's IMDB page are provided by her.
  • Funny Moments: Every other line out of Molly's mouth:
    • When Eddie is continually acting out the kissing the statue bit to an infuriated detective - who thinks Eddie is Obfuscating Stupidity.
    Molly: Pretty clever. He pretended the thousand-pound statue was an elk's tooth and just wore it out.
    Kerrigan: I know he had help.
    Molly: Probably a couple of elks...
    • When Kerrigan refers to Eddie as the ring leader, Molly remarks he "couldn't be ring leader in Ring Around The Rosies."
    • She also wonderfully refers to Whitfield as "sire" every time she sees him.
    • A non-Molly one comes when Gloria throws a tantrum in the department store over Eddie's cheating. She grabs an ornament to hit him with.
    Eddie: Gloria, don't. That's breakable!
    Gloria: So is your head!
    Joe runs in to try and break it up.
    Joe: Careful. Everything in here is charged to me!
    • Venus shows what she thinks of Kerrigan's arrest warrant for Eddie - by turning it into paper dolls.
    • Just to be a Troll Venus also turns Kerrigan into an owl. As in he stays human but just acts like an owl in front of Whitfield. Molly mocks him magnificently for it later.
  • Seinfeld Is Unfunny: The very notion of a Love Goddess running around civilised society made the show and the film quite risque for the time. Eddie being mistaken for spending the night with Venus when he has a girlfriend? Scandalously hilarious in the 1940s. Marlene Dietrich even backed out of the original production because she found the material too risque.
  • Tough Act to Follow: At the time of its release, the film was criticised for not being able to live up to the original show.
  • Values Dissonance: Eddie risks being evicted from his apartment if he's found with a strange woman in there.