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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Two Americans on a hunting trip in Scotland become lost. They encounter a small village, not on the map, called Brigadoon, in which people harbor a mysterious secret, and behave as if they were still living two hundred years in the past.
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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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 »
When she's typing on the typewriter in the hotel room, Nina presses only the same two keys. 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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