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 movie, it is implied that the U.S.S. Lusitania was sunk the same night as Porter's Broadway play "See America First" debuted. In fact, the Lusitania was sunk over 10 months before (May 7, 1915) the play opened (March 28, 1916). See more
Haven't you ever wanted to be alone?
Yes, but with somebody.
Referenced in Music with Mary Martin
Begin the Beguine
Written by Cole Porter
Sung by Carlos Ramírez
Danced by George Zoritch
and Milada Mladova See more