The DuPont Show of the Month: Season 1, Episode 6

Cole Porter's 'Aladdin' (21 Feb. 1958)

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Cole Porter's version of the story of Aladdin--his only musical written especially for television



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Episode credited cast:
Dennis King ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alec Clarke ...
Prime Minister
George Hall ...
Una Merkel ...
Aladdin's Mother
Wu Fang
Cyril Ritchard ...
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This is the story from the fairy tales of 1001 nights. Aladdin finds an old lamp and discovers when he cleans it that a ghost was imprisoned inside. Gladly to be free the ghost accepts Aladdin as his master and fulfills all his wishes. Thus Aladdin's lamp attracts not only friends of his. Written by Volker Boehm

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Very Witty Version of Aladdin
18 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Cole Porter used to make fun of teams such as Rodgers and Hammerstein because he felt if he could write both the book and music, then others could, too. Some of the numbers he wrote for this show have the distinctive Porter touch, but Perelman's script is a perfect match. Both gentlemen were sophisticated, and their wordplay is wonderful. The cast is very energetic, except for Rathbone, who almost seems to be sleepwalking through the show. Cyril Ritchard is always delightful, and the play on words of his name, Sui Generous is a classic touch. Dennis King is also very animated as the astrologer, reminiscent of Professor Marvel from "The Wizard Of Oz". Howard Morris is great as usual, as Wu Fang, a lousy pickpocket, but dedicated friend. Geoffrey Holder as the Genie is a natural, and Anna Maria Alberghetti is once again a princess (see Cinderfella). Una Merkel rounds up a fine cast as Alladin's mother. Sal Mineo us energetic as ever, and gives a top-notch performance. I give this production an 8 because only one of Porter's songs stands out--"That's Why Taxes Are High".

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