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Pennies From Heaven (1981)

Bernadette Peters as "Eileen"

This heavily stylized production with lip-synched musical numbers follows Arthur Parker (Steve Martin), a Depression-era sheet-music salesman with big dreams. When Arthur faces relationship problems with his wife, Joan (Jessica Harper), which are compounded by financial issues, he begins an affair with a withdrawn yet beautiful teacher, Eileen (Bernadette Peters). Though Arthur and Eileen prove to be kindred spirits, fate may not have their happiness in store.

Golden Globe (1981) Won Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

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