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Kismet (1955)

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Like a tale spun by Scheherazade, Kismet follows the remarkable and repeated changes of fortune that engulf a poor poet. It all happens in one incredible day when Kismet (Fate) takes a hand.

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Monty Woolley ...
Omar
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Jawan
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Chief Policeman
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Hassan-Ben
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Police subaltern
Reiko Sato ...
1st Princess of Ababu
Patricia Dunn ...
2nd Princess of Ababu
Wonci Lui ...
3rd Princess of Ababu
Julie Robinson ...
Zubbediya
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Like a tale spun by Scheherazade, Kismet follows the remarkable and repeated changes of fortune that engulf a poor poet. It all happens in one incredible day when Kismet (Fate) takes a hand. Written by Betty Frayne

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ECSTASY OF SONG, SPECTACLE AND LOVE! {poster - all caps] See more »


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Release Date:

8 October 1955 (USA)  »

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Kismet  »

Box Office

Budget:

$2,692,960 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)|

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(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
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Trivia

Howard Keel opened the 1947 London West End Rogers and Hammerstein musical "Oklahoma", followed with "Carousel". MGM needed a male musical lead to counter Warner Brothers 1949 singing star Gordon MacRae. Howard Keel made his MGM 1950 debut as Frank Butler in Irving Berlin's "Annie Get Your Gun" with Betty Hutton. MGM, in 1953, loaned Warner Brothers, Howard Keel (as Bill Hickock) to appear with Doris Day in the Warner Brothers musical film "Calamity Jane", which was Warner Brothers answer to MGM's "Annie Get Your Gun". MGM's 1955 "Kismet" was Howard Keel's last film musical role. Howard Keel performed in stage musicals after 1955, but never was featured in another musical film. See more »

Quotes

Marsinah: [on being told that the Wazir intends to visit her room that night] If you do I'll kill myself, I swear it!
Wazir: Really? It'll be one of the most interesting wedding nights I've had in years.
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Version of Kismet (1914) See more »

Soundtracks

Sands Of Time
Music by Aleksandr Borodin
Music Adapted by Bob Wright (as Robert Wright) and Chet Forrest (as George Forrest)
Lyrics by Bob Wright (as Robert Wright) and Chet Forrest (as George Forrest)
Sung by Howard Keel
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Great Movie
13 November 2004 | by (Groton, CT) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie version and have always loved it. I also saw the stage version, but who could be better than Howard Keel. I felt like a "Stranger In Paradise." I have always been a movie musical buff and a big fan of Mr. Keel. When I first saw the movie as a child, I felt transported back to that time period (even if it was a Hollywood movie). The beautiful music and romance contained within makes you feel wonderful. And you can imagine all the romance, adventure and "Baubles, Bangles and Beads" you could ever wish for and all in the time and space of this lovely movie with beautiful music. Thank you Howard Keel, Ann Blyth, Vic Damone and company for one of my favorite movie memories.


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