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Great, Great Musical
- James Smith
Early on Ann Miller begins the music with a Too Darn Hot song and dance that is one of the greatest ever and the movie rolls on. Many memorable performances. As usual Howard Keel and Kathryn Grayson shine.
This film was released in 3D
- Phil Smoot
In a late 2014 airing of this film, the TCM Host made an error and said that "Kiss Me Kate" was not released in 3D when it first came to theaters in late 1953 and early 1954 - Actually, "Kiss Me Kate" was released in 3D and made the lions share of its money in the 3D engagements. It played in 3D in every major city in the USA and in some cities abroad. It was a hit in its day, and 3D was a major reason for that success.Its one thing to cite movies that were shot in 3D and did not get such a release (ie, "Dragonfly Squadron," "Top Banana") plus the ones that played only a couple or so playdates in 3D ("Dial M for Murder," "Gog"), but do get it right about which films were successes in 3D and which ones were not.
One of the Best Movie Musicals. Ever.
I can't think of a jarring moment in this movie. I read that Howard Keel wanted to perform this role on stage for a few months before making the movie so he could really get the part down right for film, but the studio would not give him the time. Keel felt his film performance suffered by missing that opportunity. Well, he's pretty amazing anyway.With a top notch cast, this movie is all pleasure. Don't miss it.
Better Than a Kick in the Coriolanus
With its charming score, clever lyrics (who else would rhyme "heinous" with "Coriolanus"?) by the immortal Cole Porter, and truly stellar performances by Howard Keel and Kathryn Grayson, Kiss Me Kate is a sparkling gem of a musical. KMK turns Shakespeare from high school drudgery into memorable toe-tapping merriment. Add to this an eye-popping dance routine featuring the eye-popping Ann Miller and a young Bob Fosse and you've got a real winner. If you've never seen this, don't miss it. If you have, this is a movie you can see over and over.
Lindo, divertido este musical de alto nvel em que George Sidney caprichou na direo. Eu recomendo. Uns dos melhores musicais dos anos 50.
A Colorful Musical Shakespearean Spectacular.
- Frank Harris Horn
George Sidney adds another flamboyant movie musical to his resume as he brings Cole Porter's Broadway musical hit to the silver screen. Featuring Kathryn Grayson and Howard Keel as an erstwhile married couple, whose off-and-on-stage seperate lives about to be intertwine, when they are cast in a musical stage production of Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew". Featuring of 15 of Cole Porter's songs including "Brush Up Your Shakespeare", "Wunderbar", "So in Love", "Always True to You in My Fashion" and "From This Moment On". Also starring Ann Miller, Keenan Wynn, Bobby Van, Bob Fosse, James Whitmore, Kurt Kaszner, Tommy Rall, Carol Haney & Ron Randell.
Kiss Me Kate in 3-D
I too saw Kiss Me Kate in 3-D in 1953, in Cleveland; the Article errs in saying it was never released in that format.
Kiss Me Kate
- Ray Marlitz
Cole Porter's Taming of the Shrew; Brush up on your Porter.
As time goes on, you can see this movie had a very modern "edge" about it. One only wishes that they hadn't censored some of Cole Porter's more hilarious (albeit sexy) lyrics.
One of the very best from MGM!!!
Kiss Me Kate is a SUPER MUSICAL! It has not only great leading stars, but a fantastic supporting cast. The acting, singing, and dancing could not be better. Kathryn's & Howard's duets - "So In Love", beautifully done; "Wunderbar", a total delight. Ann Miller's "Too Darn Hot" will NEVER be equalled. "From This Moment On" is positively breathtaking!!!These are only a few of its many highlights. I saw this movie in 1953 in 3D when it was just released. I loved it then. I love it now and always will.
Have a look at the photos on piano!
If you look at the framed photos sitting on Fred Graham's (aka Howard Keel's) piano in the opening scene, you'll notice one of Keel and Kathryn Grayson together in the roles of Magnolia and Gaylord Ravenal from their film *Showboat* (1951), and another of them together dressed in cowboy outfits - obviously Grayson's image has been substituted for that of Betty Hutton, and it's a still from *Annie Get Your Gun* (1950).
I Love this movie!
I love this movie. The songs, the actors, the costumes, everything in it makes it wonderful and funny to watch because of their feud they have going on during the whole thing. Bob Fosse is of course amazing in this movie and his dance break during the movie is beautiful and a little funny because he is doing a very modern dance during a time that....well did not dance like that. It is perfect in every way!