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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 ... See full summary »

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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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3 August 1946 (USA)  »

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Dag en nacht  »

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In the "You're the Top", Mel Tormé is the blond drummer on the bandstand. See more »

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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 »

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Cole Porter: [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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Features Hollywood Canteen (1944) See more »

Soundtracks

Begin the Beguine
(1935) (uncredited)
Written by Cole Porter
Sung by Carlos Ramírez and chorus
Danced by George Zoritch and Milada Mladova
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Cole Porter Bio
11 April 1999 | by (Cleveland, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Have you ever liked a film you knew wasn't all that great, yet one you simply enjoyed watching? That's the way I feel about "Night and Day," a musical bio with a large dose of fantasy mixed in on that great American songwriter Cole Porter. Perhaps it's the pleasure of watching Cary Grant having a ball playing the composer, and even singing a few tunes to boot. Or maybe it's the youthful Alexis Smith as a perfect "Mrs. Porter," coping with challenges as a famous songwriter's spouse. Certainly Monty Woolley is amusing as himself, playing a role he reportedly lived with the real-life composer. Then there's that honey-coated contralto Ginny Simms looking gorgeous in Technicolor and beautifully singing some of Porter's most expressive music and lyrics. In the supporting cast is a sprighty Jane Wyman (before she became laden with heavy dramatic roles) doing several comic-singing turns, and even a surprise bit from Eve Arden as a French cabaret star, "Gabrielle," performing an early, lesser-known show number. The screen has only one bio of this outstanding American songwriter, one who is respected by both popular and "serious" composer-peers, as well as by the critics and general public alike. Surely the scripters "did a job" on Porter's factual life, yet at least we have this elaborate effort, with a gung-ho cast that's ready & willing to give it their all. They all look like they're having a great time, and I for one have fun with them. Until a better Porter bio comes along, this one will have to do.


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