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?
In the "You're the Top", Mel Tormé
is the blond drummer on the bandstand. See more
As in Kiss Me Kate
, Cole Porter is depicted as a healthy man who is capable of walking for most of the film. In fact, he was a cripple needing constant medical care for his shattered legs which were the result of a riding accident in 1937; any scene showing him walking after that date is in error. See more
Thanks for all the flowers.
Yes, one can only send them to a man when he's flat on his back.
Referenced in Music with Mary Martin
On the Rue de la Paix
Music by Werner R. Heymann
Played as background music after the audition of the song "I'm Unlucky at Gambling" See more