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
When Cole sings "In An Old-fashioned Garden", the camera moves through the room towards the window. As it is approaching the window, we see a chair in the camera's way being pulled out by a crewman. See more
[to Linda Lee Porter
I've come to think of it that one of us must've followed one of us.
Featured in Okay for Sound
Written by Cole Porter
Played by orchestra
Also played for dance rehearsal fragment See more