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.
Did You Know?
After attending the premiere of the film, Cole Porter
supposedly remarked to his wife, Linda, "if I could survive that, I can survive anything." 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.
Featured in Okay for Sound
Love for Sale
Written by Cole Porter
Rehearsal number Danced by a Chorus See more