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 ...
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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
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In addition to reviving his on stage role for this movie George Tobias also appeared in the original film Ninotchka (1939), although in an entirely different role. See more »
It becomes fairly obvious during the "Fated to be Mated" duet between Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse that Charisse is wearing a skirt one moment and culottes (or flared shorts) the next. The bottom half of her costume changes on each cut of the dance when they are doing deep knee bends, and this is where the culottes show. For the upright spins and lifts, the skirt shows. The dance was obviously performed twice and edited into one sequence. See more »
The usual lavish MGM treatment is given to Cole Porter's version of the cold war farce "Ninotchka", producing a film more entertaining than Billy Wilder's original. The music is good, particularly the ballads, though some of the more upbeat songs definately suffer from a lack of originality. Lorre and company are engaging as the Soviets sent to bring back Russia's famous composer. Charisse is the "special envoy" -- she does a fine job, showing herself as one of Astaire's most talented co-stars. Astaire is doing a good job as usual. Nice direction by somebody besides Minnelli in the Freed camp for a change.
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