Kiss Me Kate1953
Kiss Me Kate (1953)
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as Lilli Vanessi/Katherine
as Fred Graham/Petruchio
as Lois Lane/Bianca
as Bill Calhoun/Lucentio
as Cole Porter
as Tex Callaway
as Specialty Dancer
as Specialty Dancer
as Specialty Sailor Dance
as Stage Doorman
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Critic Reviews for Kiss Me Kate
One of the all-time best movie musicals, with Fosse choreography and Porter's vunderbar music.
The picture's brio is quaint and disarming, for the most part getting its laughs when it needs them.
As the feuding pair, Howard Keel and Kathryn Grayson handle their roles superbly.
Audience Reviews for Kiss Me Kate
This movie is freaking brilliant. Ann Miller lights up the stage every moment she's visible. She may not be as good a dancer as professional Bobby Van, but she's got more edge. In movies it's the combination of attitude and spunk AND talent that take you up a notch. Ann Miller wears the star power on her sleeve. It's unfortunate she was never really given a leading role to project her talent but this is a pretty darn good substitute. "Too Darn Hot" and "Tom, Dick, and Harry" are without a doubt my favorite numbers, I swear I've watched each of them at least twenty times. But Cole Porter is an awesome composer and I also love "Why Can't You Behave," "We Open In Venice," and "Always True to You in My Fashion."
However, the movie is really sexist. Why does Howard Keel's character treat Kathryn Grayson like crap and she still comes running back to him? Granted, they both behave rather badly but why does Kate have to give the concession?
A good comedy musical about actors who's offstage lives are mirrored onstage in a production of taming of the shrew. It has it's funny moments, but sometimes the songs are boring. Overall a pretty good movie, though.
Great music, but too many scenes where Howard Keel has to punish his ex-wife. What message does that send?