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Director:
Writers:
Guy Bolton (play) &
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Release Date:
April 1956 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Bill Benson and Ted Adams are to appear in a Broadway show together and, while in Paris, each 'discovers'... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Anything Goes: Hollywood done Cole Porter wrong! See more (23 total) »

Cast

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Bing Crosby ... Bill Benson

Donald O'Connor ... Ted Adams
Zizi Jeanmaire ... Gaby Duval (as Jeanmaire)

Mitzi Gaynor ... Patsy Blair

Phil Harris ... Steve Blair

Kurt Kasznar ... Victor Lawrence

Richard Erdman ... Ed Brent
Walter Sande ... Alex Todd
Archer MacDonald ... Otto

Argentina Brunetti ... Suzanne
Alma Macrorie ... French Baroness
Dorothy Neumann ... German Woman

James Griffith ... Paul Holiday
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Linda Bennett ... Ann (uncredited)
John Benson ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ... Ship's Passenger (uncredited)
Albert Carrier ... Assistant Purser (uncredited)
Robert Carson ... Backstage Party Guest (uncredited)

Lesley-Marie Colburn ... Little Girl (uncredited)
James Conaty ... Ship's Passenger (uncredited)

Marcel Dalio ... Ship's Captain (uncredited)
Jann Darlyn ... Girl (uncredited)
Nancy Lee Davis ... Party Girl (uncredited)
Jean Del Val ... French Luggage Man (uncredited)
John Erman ... Boy (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Ship's Passenger (uncredited)
Emily Heath ... Young American Girl (uncredited)
Tom Hernández ... Frenchman (uncredited)
Craig Hill ... Danny (uncredited)
Stuart Holmes ... Parisian Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Kenner G. Kemp ... Ship's Passenger (uncredited)
Lucille Knox ... Party Girl (uncredited)

Nancy Kulp ... Autograph Seeker (uncredited)

Ruta Lee ... Girl (uncredited)
Wilbur Mack ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Edward Manouk ... French Sailor (uncredited)
Thomas Martin ... Waiter (uncredited)
Philo McCullough ... Audience Spectator (uncredited)
Virginia McDowall ... English Usherette (uncredited)
Don Megowan ... Henri (uncredited)
Torben Meyer ... French Waiter (uncredited)
Buzz Miller ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Harold Miller ... Ship's Passenger (uncredited)
Alberto Morin ... Captain of Waiters (uncredited)
Forbes Murray ... Audience Spectator (uncredited)
William H. O'Brien ... Waiter (uncredited)
Doris Packer ... English Woman in Audience (uncredited)
Howard Parker ... Dancer (uncredited)
Jack Pepper ... Man (uncredited)
Tracey Roberts ... Blanche (uncredited)
Tony Russel ... French Sailor (uncredited)
Autumn Russell ... Party Girl (uncredited)
Paul Wexler ... Autograph Seeker (uncredited)
Marc Wilder ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
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Directed by
Robert Lewis 
 
Writing credits
Guy Bolton (play) &
P.G. Wodehouse (play)

Sidney Sheldon 

Produced by
Robert Emmett Dolan .... producer
 
Original Music by
Van Cleave (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
John F. Warren (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Frank Bracht 
 
Art Direction by
J. McMillan Johnson  (as Joseph MacMillan Johnson)
Hal Pereira 
 
Set Decoration by
Sam Comer 
Grace Gregory 
 
Costume Design by
Edith Head 
 
Makeup Department
Wally Westmore .... makeup supervisor
 
Production Management
Curtis Mick .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John R. Coonan .... assistant director (as John Coonan)
James A. Rosenberger .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Gene Garvin .... sound recordist
Gene Merritt .... sound recordist
Bill Wistrom .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Farciot Edouart .... process photography
John P. Fulton .... special photographic effects
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tom Keogh .... costume designer: ballet
Sy Devore .... costumes: Bing Crosby and Donald O'Connor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Nick Castle .... stager: musical numbers
Joseph J. Lilley .... conductor
Joseph J. Lilley .... music arranger
Van Cleave .... special orchestral arranger
 
Other crew
Ernie Flatt .... stager: "Anything Goes"
Richard Mueller .... technicolor color consultant
Roland Petit .... stager: Jeanmaire ballet and "I Get A Kick Out of You"
Martha Manor .... stand-in (uncredited)
Stanley Scheuer .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
106 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
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Trivia:
This was the last film shown on a television network in 1966. It made its television debut on New Year's Eve of that year, at 9:00 PM., on "NBC Saturday Night at the Movies". Immediately after the film, the New Year's Eve festivities began.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: During the "Ya Gotta Give The People Hoke" number Bing Crosby and Donald O'Connor go into a prop room, pick up a prop, go on stage, do a "bit" and go back to the prop room. About midway through, Bing comes out on stage wearing a Fireman's hat. There is a pile of brownish debris and several piles of white material that were not there a second before, indicating that one or more "bits" had been cut after filming.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Year of the Dog (2007/I)See more »
Soundtrack:
Dream Ballet (Based on See more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Anything Goes: Hollywood done Cole Porter wrong!, 19 July 2010
Author: Steven Torrey from United States

This is one of those movies where you think Hollywood done Cole Porter wrong. The Cole Porter tunes are excellent. That vamp Bing Crosby and cast do at the end of the movie with "Blow Gabriel Blow" is excellent; that Bing Crosby lent his talent to such a vamp speaks to his spirit as well as his talent. Changing 'Four letter words' for 'three letter words' is funny in a Hollywood sort of funny.

But the deterioration of the movie comes with Donald O'Connor throwing a ball around with a bunch of kids--I never understand this fascination for kids--it was silly, stupid, inane, vacuous. And alas there were three other numbers equally horrendous. That nonsense with a turban didn't work either.

But if you like Cole Porter, their interpretations of his music was about as good as it gets. Their vocalizations enhance Cole Porter without taking away from Cole Poter. If Hollywood has a few spare millions hanging around, they might consider a remake of ANYTHING GOES. Though in a million years, I couldn't tell who the cast should be.

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