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Silk Stockings (1957)

 -  Comedy | Musical | Romance  -  18 July 1957 (USA)
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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 ... 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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BIG BOUNCY BEAUTIFUL! (original print ad - all caps)


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Cyd Charisse's vocals were done by Carol Richards, who had also sung for her in Brigadoon (1954) and It's Always Fair Weather (1955). To get a look at her, find the I Love Lucy episode where Carole sings an Indian love song duet with Ricky Ricardo. See more »

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When the first commissar of art gets sacked, there's a yellow lamp hanging over his desk (he actually walks behind it) and then when Markovitch answers his phone, the lamp magically disappears and is replaced by Vera. See more »

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Brankov, Commisar: Be casual. Don't frighten him. Smile.
Bibinski, Commisar: I haven't smiled in 30 years.
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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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A Cole Porter musical with the songs intact!
3 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There have been quite a few Cole Porter musicals transplanted from Broadway to Hollywood film, but, they usually lose the Cole Porter songs in the process. Silk Stockings is one of the few which made it to the silver screen with the great music and lyrics of Porter intact.

Silk Stockings is a joyous musical version of the Garbo film Ninotchka.

The stars, Fred Astaire, Cyd Charise and Janis Page shine. The singing and dancing are superb.

Watch for the dance sequence with Fred and Cyd where her skirt magically changes from a plain skirt, to one with a pleat in the middle to kulots and then back to a skirt with a pleat. It is one of the most incredible edit jobs on film, totally seamless.

All in all this is one of the best of the MGM musicals.

Silk Stockings is an all around great musical film. I doubt you will be unable to hum Stereophonic Sound for days after viewing it.


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