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Night and Day (1946)

Approved | | Biography, Drama, Musical | 3 August 1946 (USA)
A fictionalized biopic of composer Cole Porter from his days at Yale in the 1910s through the height of his success to the 1940s.

Director:

Michael Curtiz

Writers:

Charles Hoffman (screen play), Leo Townsend (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cary Grant ... Cole Porter
Alexis Smith ... Linda Lee Porter
Monty Woolley ... Monty
Ginny Simms ... Carole Hill
Jane Wyman ... Gracie Harris
Eve Arden ... Gabrielle
Victor Francen ... Anatole Giron
Alan Hale ... Leon Dowling
Dorothy Malone ... Nancy
Tom D'Andrea ... Tommy
Selena Royle ... Kate Porter
Donald Woods ... Ward Blackburn
Henry Stephenson ... Omar Cole
Paul Cavanagh ... Bart McClelland
Sig Ruman ... Wilowski
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Storyline

The fictionalized biography of composer Cole Porter from his days at Yale in the 1910s through the height of his success to the 1940s. The film's attempted biography matches many public myths surrounding Cole at the time, despite its lack of relationship with truth. For instance, truth and movie are different in regards to: his sex life (he was a gay man in a marriage of convenience with a divorcee friend), his relationship with his wife, Monty Wooley was a contemporary (not Professor), and his French military experience was a hoax. Written by <cole@doitall.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 August 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Noche y día See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The character of Carole Hill is based upon Ethel Merman. See more »

Goofs

When Cole sings "In An Old-fashioned Garden", the camera moves through the room towards the window. As it is approaching the window, we see a chair in the camera's way being pulled out by a crewman. See more »

Quotes

Monty Woolley: Haven't you ever wanted to be alone?
Gracie Harris: Yes, but with somebody.
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Connections

Referenced in Music with Mary Martin (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)
(1850) (uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
Music by Richard Wagner
Played at a wedding
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Skip Delovely and Catch this One again
9 February 2005 | by bobileneSee all my reviews

After suffering through "Delovely", I had to feel good again about Cole Porter's music. Where Delovely focuses on Porters Homosexuality, a subject that Night and day ignores, Night and day performs his music in brilliant fashion. Forget the corny fictionalized screenplay and just sit back and enjoy:

Mary Martins version of My Heart Belongs to Daddy.

Cary Grant singing "Your The Tops".

Cole Porter's stirring "Night and Day", "Begin the Beguine". A song that Delovely totally butchers.

"It was Just One of Those Things" The Haunting "In the Still of the Night"

And so many more.

This is strictly for Cole Porter's music. If your interested in how he enjoyed his spare time, Delovey is for you. For me, I just enjoy his music.


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