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]


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)


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