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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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18 July 1957 (USA)  »

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Meias de Seda  »

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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 Peggy Dainton first gets off the plane in Paris, she is handed the same bouquet of red roses twice. See more »

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Steve Canfield: So you may have to persuade him
Peggy Dainton: How can I persuade him if you can't?
Steve Canfield: Because...
[looking at her figure]
Steve Canfield: We're built differently.
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References Neptune's Daughter (1949) See more »

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Stereophonic Sound
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Written and Composed by Cole Porter
Sung and Danced by Fred Astaire and Janis Paige
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Good MGM musical from Cole Porter's broadway show
4 November 2002 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

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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