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
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In the "You're the Top", Mel Tormé
is the blond drummer on the bandstand. See more
During the rehearsal of the song "I Get A Kick Out Of You" at Cole Porter's mansion, a butler uncorks a bottle of champagne. The force of the uncorking knocks the towel off his arm. A second later in the next shot, the towel is back on his arm. See more
[to Linda Lee Porter
I've come to think of it that one of us must've followed one of us.
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Begin the Beguine
Written by Cole Porter
Sung by Carlos Ramírez
Danced by George Zoritch
and Milada Mladova See more