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Silk Stockings (1957)

Approved  |   |  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 mentions on the film's DVD that her imaginative striptease to the title number was met with a least a couple of raised eyebrows from the Hays film censors. For one 2-second instance, she is seen at length in a silk camisole exposing her mile-long legs, which are in nude stockings. This was considered too risque by the Hays office and a high-back chair was quickly integrated into the dance for her to run behind. When she emerges from behind the chair she has quickly slipped on a swirling sheer petticoat which gives quick glimpses of her legs. See more »

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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 »

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Ninotchka Yoschenko: The arrangement of your features is not entirely repulsive to me.
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Red Blues
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Words and Music by Cole Porter
Sung and Danced by Cyd Charisse, Peter Lorre, Joseph Buloff, Jules Munshin and Wim Sonneveld
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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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