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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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Omar
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Jawan
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Chief Policeman
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Hassan-Ben
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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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Storyline

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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Plot Keywords:

impostor | beggar | caliph | dancing | dancer | See more »

Taglines:

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


Certificate:

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Release Date:

8 October 1955 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Um Estranho no Paraíso  »

Box Office

Budget:

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

(Western Electric Sound System)|

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
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Trivia

It was Vernon Duke who suggested Bob Wright and Chet Forrest use the music of Aleksandr Borodin as a basis for their score. 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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Connections

Featured in MGM Parade: Episode #1.14 (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

And This Is My Beloved
(uncredited)
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, Ann Blyth and Vic Damone
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Another great romantic musical of the 1950's
29 December 1999 | by (Fort Worth / Dallas, Texas) – See all my reviews

I first saw this movie when I was 10 years old with my parents. I fell in love with Ann Blyth and wanted to grow up and marry her someday. Seeing her in the Student Prince also helped. This was a great musical of the time. Younger people, when seeing this movie today (1999) must take into consideration that we had different morality then. Men,as well as women,liked movies for the romance . We were not looking for cheap sex scenes or showing a lot of skin. Ahhh.., the butterflies in the stomach and heart palpitations of being in love. Jane Powell was another heart throb of the time. See her movies also. I only wished I could have gown up and looked like and sang like Howard Keel.


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