Kiss Me Kate (1953)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB

USA, 1953.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by , based on the musical book by , , and the play The Taming Of The Shrew by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  Academy Awards 1953.  

Bright and boisterous musical comedy based on Cole Porter’s successful stage play.  and  play a bickering couple who are reunited for a production of The Taming of the Shrew, though this time the show has lots of great songs in it. The comparison of the on-stage and backstage antics between these two is a delight to watch, as are the supporting performances by James Whitmore and  (her song “Always True To You Darling” is particularly enjoyable).

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