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Kiss Me, Kate

Synopsis
Film (and 3D) adaptation of the Broadway musical in which the leading players in a musical version of The Taming of the Shrew are a married couple whose private life resembles their on-stage roles. With choreography by Hermes Pan and music by Cole Porter.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Film; Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
1953
Duration
106 mins
Availability
Hire (Filmbank, film or video) Sale (video)

Credits

Director
George Sidney
Producer
Jack Cummings
Writer
Bella Spewack; Samuel Spewack
Screenplay
Dorothy Kingsley
Music
Cole Porter
Choreographer
Hermes Pan
Cast
Kathryn GraysonLilli Vanessi (Katherina)
Howard KeelFred Graham (Petruchio)
Ann MillerLois Lane (Bianca)
Tommy RallBill Calhoun (Lucentio)

Additional Details

Production type
Operas and Musicals
Plays
Taming of the Shrew, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
The DVD extras include the trailer.

Production Company

Name

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Distributor

Name

Warner Home Video

Web
http://www.warnerbros.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7984 6400
Fax
020 7984 5001
Address
98 Theobold’s Road
London
WC1X 8WB

Distributor (Hire)

Name

Filmbank Distributors Ltd

Email
info@filmbank.co.uk
Web
http://www.filmbank.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7984 5950
Fax
020 7984 5951
Address
Warner House
98 Theobalds Road
London
WC1X 8WB
Notes
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Distributor (Sale)

Name

Retail outlets

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