Kiss Me Kate (26-Nov-1953)|
Director: George Sidney
Writer: Dorothy Kingsley
From a play by: Samuel Spewack; Bella Spewack
Music and Lyrics by: Cole Porter
Producer: Jack Cummings
Keywords: Musical, Romantic Comedy, Tap Dancing, 3D
Fred Graham and ex-wife Lilli Vanessi squabble offstage on the opening night of their musical adaptation of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, mirroring the very play they are about to perform. Excellent version of Cole Porter's most successful play, which had a run of 1070 performances on Broadway. The only major musical filmed in 3D; received an Oscar nomination for Best Score of a Musical.
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Review by Anne Cook (posted on 24-Aug-2007)
I really enjoyed this movie seen recently on Turner Classic movies. The music is delightful and for me evokes the original broadway show that I saw in the early fifties. The lead was Alfred Drake but Howard Keel in the movie acts with gusto and has such a richly expressive voice. the dancing is amazingly winning especially Ann Miller performing solo Its Too darn Hot plus The virtuosity of choreographer Bob Fosse. So good and animated was the performance of KeenAn Wynn in Brush Up Your shakespeare. This has to be my all time favorite musical!
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