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Kiss Me Kate

Kiss Me Kate
Kiss Me Kate
MGM presents Hollywood's first important BIG MUSICAL in 3-D on our Panoramic Screen with MIRACLOUS STEREOPHONIC SOUND! COLOR, too!
«Kiss Me Kate» (also known as "Küß mich, Kätchen!", "Baciami kate!", "Küß mich Kätchen") is a Comedy/Musical/Romance film directed by George Sidney, and written by Dorothy Kingsley, William Shakespeare, Bella Spewack and Sam Spewack, released on November 26 of 1953 in the USA . Kathryn Grayson is starring, alongside Howard Keel, Ann Miller, Keenan Wynn, Bobby Van and Tommy Rall.
Directed by
George Sidney

Screenplay
Dorothy Kingsley

Play "The Taming of the Shrew"
William Shakespeare

Play
Bella Spewack
and Sam Spewack

Producer
Jack Cummings



The show opens with Fred Graham (Howard Keel) and Lilli Vanessi (Kathryn Grayson), a divorced couple, meeting at Fred's apartment to hear the score for the Cole Porter (Ron Randell) musical version of "The Taming of the Shrew". Lois Lane (Ann Miller), who is to play Bianca, arrives and sings "Too Darn Hot". Lilli almost decides against performing in the show, as she fears it might interfere with her honeymoon. But when she overhears Cole and Fred promising Lois the part, she decides to play [...]

Who is the director of "Kiss Me Kate"?

George Sidney was an American director, and producer.

Sidney was 37 years old in 1953, when "Kiss Me Kate" was released.

George Sidney has directed movies such as "Viva Las Vegas", released in 1964, "Pepe"(1960), "Till the Clouds Roll By"(1946), "Who Was That Lady?"(1960), "Annie Get Your Gun"(1950), and "Jupiter's Darling"(1955).

George Sidney and Kathryn Grayson have been associated in "Show Boat", released in 1951 in which Kathryn Grayson plays Magnolia Hawks, "Anchors Aweigh"(1945) as Susan Abbott, "Ziegfeld Follies"(1946) portraying 'Beauty' Number, "Till the Clouds Roll By"(1946) as Magnolia in 'Show Boat'/Specialty.

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What was the release date of "Kiss Me Kate"?

"Kiss Me Kate" was initally released in the United States on Thursday, November 26, 1953. Another film released on Thursday, November 26, 1953 is "Easy to Love" (dir. Charles Walters)

Release date for the United States:
  • Thursday, November 26, 1953

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Cast

 
Kathryn Grayson
...as Lilli Vanessi 'Katherine'
Howard Keel
...as Fred Graham 'Petruchio'
Ann Miller
...as Lois Lane 'Bianca'
Keenan Wynn
...as Lippy
Bobby Van
...as 'Gremio'
Tommy Rall
...as Bill Calhoun 'Lucentio'

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Technical Details

Genres:Comedy / Musical / Romance
Release date:
United States United States    November, 26, 1953  
France France    November, 11, 1955  
Germany Germany    September, 20, 1954  
Japan Japan    January, 24, 1987  
Sound mix:Stereo (Western Electric Sound System)
Soundtrack:So in Love - Music and Lyrics by 'Cole Porter' Sung by 'Kathryn Grayson' and 'Howard Keel'
Too Darn Hot - Music and Lyrics by 'Cole Porter' Sung by 'Ann Miller '
Why Can't You Behave - Music and Lyrics by 'Cole Porter' Sung by 'Ann Miller '
Wunderbar - Music and Lyrics by 'Cole Porter' Sung by 'Howard Keel' and 'Kathryn Grayson'
So in Love (reprise) - Music and Lyrics by 'Cole Porter' Sung by 'Kathryn Grayson'
We Open in Venice - Music and Lyrics by 'Cole Porter' Sung by 'Kathryn Grayson' , 'Howard Keel' , 'Ann Miller ' and 'Tommy Rall'
Tom, Dick or Harry - Music and Lyrics by 'Cole Porter' Sung by 'Ann Miller ' , 'Tommy Rall' , 'Bobby Van ' and 'Bob Fosse'
I've Come to Wive It Wealthily in Padua - Music and Lyrics by 'Cole Porter' Sung by 'Howard Keel'
I Hate Men - Music and Lyrics by 'Cole Porter' Sung by 'Kathryn Grayson'
Were Thine That Special Face - Music and Lyrics by 'Cole Porter' Sung by 'Howard Keel'
Finale Act One (Kiss Me Kate) - Music and Lyrics by 'Cole Porter' Sung by Chorus
Where Is the Life That Late I Led? - Music and Lyrics by 'Cole Porter' Sung by 'Howard Keel'
Bianca - (Instrumental) Music by 'Cole Porter'
Were Thine That Special Face (reprise) - Music and Lyrics by 'Cole Porter' Sung by Chorus
Always True to You in My Fashion - Music and Lyrics by 'Cole Porter' Sung by 'Ann Miller ' and 'Tommy Rall'
Brush Up Your Shakespeare - Music and Lyrics by 'Cole Porter' Sung by 'Keenan Wynn' and 'James Whitmore'
From This Moment On - Music and Lyrics by 'Cole Porter' Sung by 'Ann Miller ' , 'Tommy Rall' , 'Bob Fosse' and 'Bobby Van '
Kiss Me Kate (reprise) - Music and Lyrics by 'Cole Porter' Sung by 'Howard Keel' , 'Kathryn Grayson' and Chorus
Tagline:"THE FAMED STAGE HIT...NOW A BIG COLORFUL MUSICAL!"
"IN 3D !!!"
"MGM presents Hollywood's first important BIG MUSICAL in 3-D on our Panoramic Screen with MIRACLOUS STEREOPHONIC SOUND! COLOR, too!"
"The Greatest of All Great MGM MUsicals... Bigger, Better Blushin-er than the famed Broadway Smash Hit"
Also known as:
Austria

"Küß mich Kätchen"

Germany

"Küß mich, Kätchen!"

Italy

"Baciami kate!"

Country:United States United States
Language:English
Runtime:1h 49min (109min)
Certifications:
United States United States    Approved (PCA #16600)
Canada Canada    PG (Ontario)
Australia Australia    G



*Sources: Loew's, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Wikipedia
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kiss me kate
release date:November 26, 1953
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