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Night and Day (1946)

Approved | | Biography, Drama, Musical | 3 August 1946 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »

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Wilowski
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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 <cole@doitall.com>

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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 »

Goofs

The poster showing one of Cole Porter's musicals read "The Gay Divorcee." It should have read "The Gay Divorce." The movie was the former. See more »

Quotes

Monty Woolley: Haven't you ever wanted to be alone?
Gracie Harris: Yes, but with somebody.
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Referenced in Hollywood on Trial (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

What Is This Thing Called Love?
(1929) (uncredited)
Written by Cole Porter
Sung by Ginny Simms
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Skip Delovely and Catch this One again
9 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After suffering through "Delovely", I had to feel good again about Cole Porter's music. Where Delovely focuses on Porters Homosexuality, a subject that Night and day ignores, Night and day performs his music in brilliant fashion. Forget the corny fictionalized screenplay and just sit back and enjoy:

Mary Martins version of My Heart Belongs to Daddy.

Cary Grant singing "Your The Tops".

Cole Porter's stirring "Night and Day", "Begin the Beguine". A song that Delovely totally butchers.

"It was Just One of Those Things" The Haunting "In the Still of the Night"

And so many more.

This is strictly for Cole Porter's music. If your interested in how he enjoyed his spare time, Delovey is for you. For me, I just enjoy his music.


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