Kiss Me Kate

Film Version


Kiss Me Kate [video art]

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Screenplay by Dorothy Kingsley, based upon the play by Sam and Bella Spewack

A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Release
(November 26, 1953; 109 minutes; Color)
Produced by Jack Cummings
Directed by George Sidney
Cinematography by Charles Rosher
Film Editor: Ralph E. Winter
Costume Design by Walter Plunkett
Choreography by Hermes Pan
Art Direction: Cedric Gibbons and Urie McCleary
Set Decoration: Edwin B. Willis nad Richard Pefferle
Vocal Supervision: Robert Tucker
Orchestrations by Conrad Salinger and Skip Martin
Music Directors: Andre Previn and Saul Chaplin




Kiss Me Kate [movie poster]

Cast

Kathryn Grayson (Lilli Vanessi / Katherine)
Howard Keel (Fred Graham / Petruchio)
Ann Miller (Lois Lane / Bianca)
Tommy Rall (Bill Calhoun / Lucentio)
Keenan Wynn (Lippy)
James Whitmore (Slug)
Kurt Kasznar (Baptista)
Bobby Van (Gremio)
Bob Fosse (Hortensio)
Ron Randell (Cole Porter)
Willard Parker (Tex Callaway)
Carol Haney and Jeanne Coyne (Dancers)




Wunderbar [sheet music] CLICK HERE FOR A LARGER REPRODUCTION

Musical Numbers

  • Opening Credits ("So in Love" / "Wunderbar") - Orchestra
  • "So In Love" - Fred and Lilli
  • "Too Darn Hot" - Lois
  • "Why Can't You Behave?" - Lois
  • "Another Op'nin, Another Show / Why Can't You Behave?" - Orchestra (underscore; danced by Lois andd Bill)
  • "Wunderbar" - Fred and Lilli
  • "So in Love" (reprise) - Lilli
  • "We Open in Venice" - Petruchio, Katherine, Bianca, and Lucentio
  • "Tom, Dick or Harry" - Bianca, Lucentio, Gremio, and Hortensio
  • "I've Come to Wive It Wealthily in Padua" - Petruchio
  • "I Hate Men" - Katherine
  • "Were Thine That Special Face" - Petruchio
  • "I've Come to Wive It Wealthily in Padua" (reprise) - Petruchio
  • "Where is the Life That Late I Led?" - Petruchio
  • "I Hate Men" (reprise) - Katherine
  • "Bianca" - Orchestra (underscore)
  • "Were Thine That Special Face" - Orchestra (underscore)
  • "Why Can't You Behave?" (reprise) - Lois and Bill
  • "Always True to You" - Lois and Bill
  • "So in Love" - Orchestra (underscore)
  • "Brush Up Your Shakespeare" - Lippy and Slug
  • "From This Moment On" [originally written for Out of This World] - Bianca, Lucentio, Gremio, and Hortensio
  • "I Am Ashamed That Women Are So Simple" - Orchestra (underscore)
  • "Kiss Me Kate" - Company
  • End Credits ("So in Love") - Orchestra

Soundtrack Recordings

  • 78 RPM [4 discs], 1953 [MGM 223]
  • LP, 1953 [MGM E-3077]
  • LP, 19?? [Metro M525]
  • Double LP, 1973 [MGM Records 2 SES 44 ST] [includes The Bandwagon soundtrack]
  • Compact Disc, 1990 [Sony Special Products AK 46198]
  • Cassette, 1990 [Sony Special Products AT 46198]
  • Remastered with bonus tracks

  • Compact Disc, 1997 [Rhino / Turner 72152]
  • Go to the Kiss Me Kate Recordings page for further information on these releases.


    Go to the Original Stage Production of Kiss Me Kate