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 in England, there are street performers singing "Rosalie". The accordion player's hands never press the keys, in fact his right hand is static throughout the whole scene. See more
Haven't you ever wanted to be alone?
Yes, but with somebody.
Referenced in Music with Mary Martin
Miss Otis Regrets
Written by Cole Porter
Sung by Monty Woolley See more