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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Because of strict censorship imposed by the era's Studio Production Code, no mention at all is made of Cole Porter
's real-life open homosexuality, or the fact that his marriage to Linda Lee Thomas, though caring and convivial, was not a romantic or sexual one. 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
Haven't you ever wanted to be alone?
Yes, but with somebody.
Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #33.85
I Wonder What's Become of Sally
Music by Milton Ager
Lyrics by Jack Yellen
Performed by Ginny Simms See more