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?
In the "You're the Top", Mel Tormé
is the blond drummer on the bandstand. 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
I'll be frank Mr. Porter, my rosebuds are at the height of their season.
Featured in De-Lovely
Night and Day
Written by Cole Porter
Played during the opening credits and often in the score
Sung by Bill Days
Reprised by passengers on a train See more