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
Did You Know?
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
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
Haven't you ever wanted to be alone?
Yes, but with somebody.
Referenced in Hollywood on Trial
What Is This Thing Called Love?
Written by Cole Porter
Sung by Ginny Simms See more