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
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
Thanks for all the flowers.
Yes, one can only send them to a man when he's flat on his back.
Referenced in Music with Mary Martin
On the Rue de la Paix
Music by Werner R. Heymann
Played as background music after the audition of the song "I'm Unlucky at Gambling" See more