This Cole Porter hit based on the Shakespeare play "The Taming of the Shrew" features such hits as "So in Love" and "Always True to You in My Fashion." Academy Award Nominations: Best Scoring of a Musical Picture.
George Sidney - Director/Editor/Producer
Cedric Gibbons - Art Director/In USA
Ann Miller - American Actress/Dancer
Lucille Ann Collier - American Actress/Dancer
Saul Chaplin - American Composer/Producer
Cole Porter - Composer/Lyricist
Urie McCleary - Art Director
Bobby Van - Dancer/Actor/Choreography
Howard Keel - American Actor/Singer
Harry Clifford Leek - American Actor/Singer
Harold Keel - American Actor/Singer
Kathryn Grayson - American Singer/Actress, SHOW BOAT (1951)
Zelma Hedrick - American Singer/Actress, SHOW BOAT (1951)
Jack Cummings - Producer/In USA
Charles Rosher - Cinematographer, teens-'50s, musicals, father of Charles Jr.
André Previn - Conductor/Composer
James Whitmore - American actor, GIVE 'EM HELL, HARRY!
Dorothy Kingsley - American Screenwriter
Bob Fosse - Director/Choreog./Dancer
Kurt Kasznar - Character Actor
Keenan Wynn - American actor
Ralph E. Winters - Oscar-winng American Editor
The divorced stars of a musical adaptation of Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew" find that their offstage romantic lives parallel their combative onstage ones.
Shot in Anscocolor; prints by Technicolor. The play was produced on the stage by Lemuel Ayers and Arnold Saint Subber. The film was shot in 3-D, but theater owners at the time it was released had the option of choosing either the 3-D version, or the normal 2-D. The film version of the musical play added one extra song "From This Moment On." Vocal supervisor was Robert Tucker. Bob Fosse, who later became an Academy Award-winning, Tony Award-Winning, Emmy Award-Winning director and choreographer, choreographed his own dance in the song "From this Moment On." Jeanne Coyne, one of the "specialty dancers," became Gene Kelly's wife.
"...The performances fizz with exuberance and physicality and there are a succession of impressive musical numbers..." - 02/01/2001 Total Film, p.92
"...Renowned as one of the best movies shot in 3-D and the springboard to Bob Fosse's choreography career..." - 07/29/1994 USA Today, p.13E