This film marked a return to MGM for Jules Munshin, who had been signed by the studio in 1947 in response to his breakout stage success in Harold Rome's postwar musical "Call Me Mister" (1946). After his screen debut in Easter Parade (1948), Munshin was quickly cast back-to-back in That Midnight Kiss (1949), Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949) and On the Town (1949), after which the studio unceremoniously dropped his option. Nearly ten years later, Munshin was invited back to appear in both Silk Stockings (1957) and Ten Thousand Bedrooms (1957). See more
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
Jo-o-o-o-osephine, Commonly called Jo, Was a throbbin' robin, poor but chic, Born in ultry-sultry Martinique, Where she rose to reach the highest peak, And why so? 'Cause she had, Agitating eyes, Titillating thighs, Lubricating lips, Undulating hips, A figure simply swell, Plus other good points as well. Man, she was real cool and low...