Kiss Me Kate


Review: An ex-husband and wife team star in a musical version of William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew”. Backstage the production is troublesome due to a romantic misunderstanding with the ex-lovers.
Director: George Sidney
Actors: Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Ann Miller, Keenan Wynn, Bobby Van, Tommy Rall, James Whitmore, Kurt Kasznar, Bob Fosse, Ron Randell, Willard Parker, Dave O’Brien, Claud Allister, Ann Codee and Carol Haney
Year: 1953
Genre: Comedy, Musical and Romance
Conclusion: 5/5
There was an original Broadway production of “Kiss Me Kate” which opened at the New Century Theatre on Thursday, December 30th, 1948. In total it ran for 1077 performances. A brilliant film from start to finish. Both Kathryn Grayson and Howard Keel give fantastic performances. I very much enjoyed the musical score by Cole Porter. One of my favourite musicals of all time. This is a film which undoubtedly could not be re-made in the 21st century. This is on Barry Norman’s list of 100 Greatest Films of all time that he produced at the start of 2012 for The Radio Times. 


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