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Silk Stockings (1957)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 18 July 1957 (USA)
A musical remake of Ninotchka: After three bumbling Soviet agents fail in their mission to retrieve a straying Soviet composer from Paris, the beautiful, ultra-serious Ninotchka is sent to ... See full summary »

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A musical remake of Ninotchka: After three bumbling Soviet agents fail in their mission to retrieve a straying Soviet composer from Paris, the beautiful, ultra-serious Ninotchka is sent to complete their mission and to retrieve them. She starts out condemning the decadent West, but gradually falls under its spell, with the help of Steve Canfield, an American movie producer. Written by John Oswalt <jao@jao.com>

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M-G-M's high, wide and Cole Porter entertainment! See more »


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18 July 1957 (USA)  »

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Meias de Seda  »

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$1,853,463 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Cole Porter's original lyrics were slightly bowdlerized for the movie. For example, Astaire sings a line in "Stereophonic Sound" about how audiences don't want to see a kiss "unless her lips are scarlet/and her mouth is five feet wide." In the original Broadway musical, the lyrics were "unless her lips are scarlet/and her bosom's five feet wide." See more »

Goofs

When she's typing on the typewriter in the hotel room, Nina presses only the same two keys. See more »

Quotes

Ninotchka Yoschenko: The arrangement of your features is not entirely repulsive to me.
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References The Sheik (1921) See more »

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It's a Chemical Reaction that's all
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Written and Composed by Cole Porter
Sung by Cyd Charisse (dubbed by Carol Richards)
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The usually adept Astaire and Gorgeous Cyd Charisse
30 January 2002 | by (Temple, New Hampshire) – See all my reviews

As a senior I'll make a couple of stock comments; "They don't make em like this anymore and " Pop culture of the 50's in the USA was artful and demanded talent. Beautiful and sensuous Cyd Charisse and "All Pro" musical dancer Fred Astaire team up wonderfully to update and old story put to music. The settings are lush and the dancing is suberp. Peter Lorre and Janis Paige add the right touch of humor and talent. Although much of the "Cold War" lingo seemed corny, if you were an adult at the time this movie was made, you'll find it hillarious but so true. All said and done, it is a pleasureable treat!


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