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?
When the studio asked Cole Porter
who he might like to play him in the movie, Porter suggested Cary Grant
as a joke. He thought Grant was about as far from himself as you could get. The studio went out and signed Grant to play the role. See more
When Cole talks to his mother at Christmas, he places his gifts on a table and a long, thin box is leaning against other packages. When the scene cuts to show the packages again, they are neatly stacked. See more
I'll be frank Mr. Porter, my rosebuds are at the height of their season.
Referenced in Hollywood on Trial
You're the Top
Written by Cole Porter
Sung by Ginny Simms
and Cary Grant See more