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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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Selena Royle ...
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Ward Blackburn
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Omar Cole
Paul Cavanagh ...
Bart McClelland
Sig Ruman ...
Wilowski
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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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Trivia

When a friend of Porter's heard that Cary Grant had been cast to play the songwriter in the film of his life, the friend asked Porter why he had not objected since he and Grant looked nothing alike. The friend pointed out that Porter might have suggested Fred Astaire instead, another good friend of his who had a strong physical resemblance to Porter. Porter replied, "If they wanted Cary Grant to play you in a movie, would YOU complain?" See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Monty Woolley: Haven't you ever wanted to be alone?
Gracie Harris: Yes, but with somebody.
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Love for Sale
(1930) (uncredited)
Written by Cole Porter
Rehearsal number Danced by a Chorus
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Skip Delovely and Catch this One again
9 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After suffering through "Delovely", I had to feel good again about Cole Porter's music. Where Delovely focuses on Porters Homosexuality, a subject that Night and day ignores, Night and day performs his music in brilliant fashion. Forget the corny fictionalized screenplay and just sit back and enjoy:

Mary Martins version of My Heart Belongs to Daddy.

Cary Grant singing "Your The Tops".

Cole Porter's stirring "Night and Day", "Begin the Beguine". A song that Delovely totally butchers.

"It was Just One of Those Things" The Haunting "In the Still of the Night"

And so many more.

This is strictly for Cole Porter's music. If your interested in how he enjoyed his spare time, Delovey is for you. For me, I just enjoy his music.


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