The fictionalized biography of composer Cole Porter from his days at Yale in the 1910s through the height of his success to the 1940s. The film's attempted biography matches many public myths surrounding Cole at the time, despite its lack of relationship with truth. For instance, truth and movie are different in regards to: his sex life (he was a gay man in a marriage of convenience with a divorcee friend), his relationship with his wife, Monty Wooley was a contemporary (not Professor), and his French military experience was a hoax. Written by
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After attending the premiere of the film, Cole Porter
supposedly remarked to his wife, Linda, "if I could survive that, I can survive anything." See more
During the rehearsal of the song "I Get A Kick Out Of You" at Cole Porter's mansion, a butler uncorks a bottle of champagne. The force of the uncorking knocks the towel off his arm. A second later in the next shot, the towel is back on his arm. See more
[to Linda Lee Porter
I've come to think of it that one of us must've followed one of us.
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You've Got That Thing
Written by Cole Porter
Sung by Pat Clark
, Paula Drew
and Jane Harker See more