Silk Stockings

Film Version

Silk Stockings [video art]

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Screenplay by Leonard Gershe and Leonard Spigelgass; based on the stage musical by George Kaufman, Leueen McGrath and Abe Burrows; from Ninotchka by Melchior Lengyel

A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Release
(July 1957; 117 minutes; Color)
Produced by Arthur Freed
Directed by Rouben Mamoulian
Cinematography by Robert Bronner
Art Direction by William A. Horning and Randall Duell
Set Design by Edwin B. Willis and Hugh Hunt
Costumes by Helen Rose
Music Direction by Andre Previn
Choreography by Eugene Loring and Hermes Pan


Fred Astaire (Steve Canfield), Cyd Charisse (Ninotchka), Janis Paige (Peggy Dayton), Joseph Buloff ( Ivanov), Peter Lorre (Brankov), Jules Munshin (Bibinski), George Tobias (Vassili Markovitch), Wim Sonneveld (Peter Ilyitch Boroff), and Barrie Chase

Note: Cyd Charisse's singing vocals were dubbed by Carol Richards

Silk Stockings [movie poster]

Musical Numbers

  • "Too Bad" - Steve, Ivanov, Brankov, Bibinski
  • "Paris Loves Lovers" - Ninotchka, Steve
  • "Stereophonic Sound" - Peggy, Steve
  • "It's a Chemical Reaction, That's All" - Ninotchka
  • "All of You" - Steve, Ninotchka
  • "Satin and Silk" - Peggy
  • "Silk Stockings" [instrumental] - Orchestra
  • "Without Love" - Ninotchka
  • "Fated to Be Mated" - Steve, Ninotchka [new song written for the film version]
  • "Josephine" - Peggy
  • "Siberia" - Ivanov, Brankov, Bibinski
  • "The Red Blues" - Ninotchka, Ivanov, Brankov, Bibinski, Boroff
  • "The Ritz Roll and Rock" - Steve [new song written for the film version]
  • "Too Bad" (reprise) - Ninotchka, Ivanov, Brankov, Bibinski

Soundtrack Recording

MGM Studio Orchestra conducted by Andre Previn
(Carol Richards singing for Cyd Charisse)

  • LP, 1957 [MGM E-3542 ST (mono)] (36:00)
  • Double LP, 1973 [MGM 2-SES-51ST] (includes the film soundtracks of Les Girls and The Barkleys of Broadway)
  • LP, 1980 [MCA Classics MCA-39074]
  • Cassette, 1980 [MCA Classics MCAC-39074]
  • Compact Disc, 1987 [MCA MCAD-6177] (includes the film soundtrack of Les Girls)
  • Silk Stockings [film soundtrack]

    Remastered with Bonus Tracks

  • Compact Disc, 1990 [CBS Special Products AK 46198]
  • Cassette, 1990 [CBS Special Products AT 46198]

  • Remastered with True Stereo Sound

  • Compact Disc, 2002 [Rhino 74368]

  • Go to the Silk Stockings recordings page for further information on these releases.

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