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.
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The lack of musical performers on the Warner Bros. roster led to the studio putting some of its non-singing contract players, including Eve Arden, Jane Wyman and Dorothy Malone, to work in song-and-dance numbers. The only performer who doesn't sing is Alexis Smith, who, ironically, would become a Tony Award-winning musical theatre star decades later as the star of Broadway's "Follies" and "Platinum." See more
Throughout the film Porter is portrayed as a lady's man when, in reality, he was openly homosexual. See more
Thanks for all the flowers.
Yes, one can only send them to a man when he's flat on his back.
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On the Rue de la Paix
Music by Werner R. Heymann
Played as background music after the audition of the song "I'm Unlucky at Gambling" See more