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Silk Stockings (18-Jul-1957)

Director: Rouben Mamoulian

Writers: Leonard Gershe; Leonard Spigelgass

From novel: Ninotchka by Melchior Lengyel

From a play by: George S. Kaufman; Leueen MacGrath; Abe Burrows

Music and Lyrics by: Cole Porter

Producer: Arthur Freed

Keywords: Musical Comedy

A Russian composer is writing a score for an American motion picture in Paris; three commissars sent to retrieve him have failed to bring him back. Ninotchka is dispatched to return all four. Partial remake of Ninotchka (1939), a comedy which ran as as the musical Silk Stockings for 478 performances on Broadway in 1955-56. One of the last great MGM musicals.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Fred Astaire
Dancer
10-May-1899 22-Jun-1987 Broadway ballroom dancer
Joseph Buloff
Actor
20-Jan-1899 27-Feb-1985 Yiddish stage actor
Cyd Charisse
Dancer
8-Mar-1922 17-Jun-2008 Vamp dancer in Singin' in the Rain
Peter Lorre
Actor
26-Jun-1904 23-Mar-1964 The Maltese Falcon
Jules Munshin
Actor
22-Feb-1915 19-Feb-1970 On the Town
Janis Paige
Actor
16-Sep-1922   Please Don't Eat the Daisies
George Tobias
Actor
14-Jul-1901 27-Feb-1980 Abner Kravitz on Bewitched

CAST

Starring
Fred Astaire   ...   Steve Canfield
Cyd Charisse   ...   Ninotchka
Also Co-Starring
Janis Paige   ...   Peggy Dainton
Peter Lorre   ...   Brankov (commissar)
with
George Tobias   ...   Markovitch (Commissar of Art)
Jules Munshin   ...   Bibinski (commissar)
Joseph Buloff   ...   Ivanov (commissar)
Wim Sonneveld   ...   Peter Ilyitch Boroff

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