The Colgate Comedy Hour: Season 4, Episode 22

Anything Goes (28 Feb. 1954)

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On an ocean liner, a nightclub singer tries to help a fellow American romance an English heiress who is being forced to return home to marry a man she doesn't love. The American must avoid ... See full summary »

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On an ocean liner, a nightclub singer tries to help a fellow American romance an English heiress who is being forced to return home to marry a man she doesn't love. The American must avoid his boss who is traveling on the same vessel and disguises himself as a gangster traveling with a minister who is, in fact, a disguised gangster on the lam. Written by Anonymous

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It is said that Ethel Merman and Frank Sinatra did not get along well. This was the only time that they worked together. See more »

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During several scenes you can see the backdrop moving from people walking behind it. See more »

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Version of Anything Goes (1936) See more »

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I Get A Kick Out Of You
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Written by Cole Porter
Sung by Ethel Merman, Frank Sinatra and Bert Lahr
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17 August 2001 | by (Cincinnati, Ohio) – See all my reviews

I recently acquired a recording of this television special, and am glad I have it just for the songs. Ethel Merman was quite a bit older than when she originated the part of Reno Sweeney, so that aspect of the show failed. Frank Sinatra got to sing some of the standards that are now associated with his name. The story progresses so quickly that it is pretty much impossible to follow. Sheree North did most of the acting, and everyone lives happily ever after. It is a piece of television history, but hardly worth the effort it took to produce it. At least it has mostly the same score as the play (unlike the film versions), with some changes to the lyrics.


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