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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the "You're the Top", Mel Tormé is the blond drummer on the bandstand. See more »

Goofs

In almost every crowd scene, no matter what era it is supposed to be taking place in, there are at least one or two extras wearing 1940s clothing. See more »

Quotes

Cole Porter: [to Linda Lee Porter] I've come to think of it that one of us must've followed one of us.
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Connections

Featured in Okay for Sound (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

Love for Sale
(1930) (uncredited)
Written by Cole Porter
Rehearsal number Danced by a Chorus
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Hollywood Loves to Fictionalize
1 July 2004 | by Enrique-Sanchez-56See all my reviews

The only reason to watch this is:

COLE PORTER'S MUSIC COLE PORTER'S MUSIC

Hey.....I am a big fan of Cary Grant, but the only reason to watch this is:

COLE PORTER'S MUSIC COLE PORTER'S MUSIC

The musical productions are pretty, the musical arrangements are enjoyable. And the only reason to watch this is:

COLE PORTER'S MUSIC COLE PORTER'S MUSIC

Most of this story was completely fabricated because Hollywood just didn't deal with gay life then. It was verbotten...everything had to be glazed over. Hollywood made such an industry of Fictionalized Biographies that I must choose my favorite of these genre: the George Gershwin "story" called RHAPSODY IN BLUE.

So, if you haven't guessed yet what the only reason to watch this movie is...it's:

COLE PORTER'S MUSIC!!!


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