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Director: Rouben Mamoulian Norman Taurog     Starring: Porter,Cole
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40221248
UPC: 012569576629
UPC 14: 00012569576629
Category Keywords: Classic  Composers  Dance  Musicals/Music Videos
Rating: NR
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The Cole Porter Collection provides an overview of the swellegant songwriter's witty lyrics and well-known melodies through five MGM musicals: "High Society," "Kiss Me Kate," "Les Girls," "Broadway Melody Of 1940" and "Silk Stockings."

High Society
Heiress Tracy Lord (Grace Kelly) is engaged to one man (John Lund), attracted to another (Frank Sinatra), and just maybe in love again with her ex-husband (Bing Crosby) in this effervescent musical reinvention of Philip Barry's play The Philadelphia Story featuring an endlessly delightful Cole Porter score.

Kiss Me Kate
Revived as a Broadway musical in 2000, this production of the classic Cole Porter musical was a huge hit with audiences. Two sets of lovers, Howard Keel and Kathryn Grayson, continue their feuds offstage as well as on, in a production of Shakespear's "Taming of the Shrew." Including a plethora of Cole Proter's original songs, this Broadway comedy has something for every fan of musicals!

Les Girls
The magic of Gene Kelly and the sparkle of Cole Porter's music mark this not-to-be-missed classic. In a series of flashbacks, three lovely ladies recall three delicious (and conflicting) versions of their past romances with Kelly.

Broadway Melody Of 1940
The black-and-white Broadway Melody of 1940 features the brilliant dancing of Fred Astaire (in his MGM debut) and Eleanor Powell (in her fourth Broadway Melody picture). The plot, never the point of these exercises, pits two dancers in a friendly rivalry for the attentions of Powell. This was the only screen appearance together of Astaire and Powell and it makes you wish for more.

Silk Stockings
Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse recapture the magic of their The Band Wagon pairing in this musical based on the same-titled 1955 Broadway hit and on the famed 1939 Greta Garbo comedy Ninotchka. Set to witty Cole Porter tunes, spiked with laughs and featuring the two leads dancing the Eugene Loring-Hermes Pan choreography into timeless emotion, Silk Stockings shows why elegance and fun never go out of style.

Editor's Note
Composer and lyricist Cole Porter is the focus of this 5-volume collection of classic Hollywood musicals. The films, all featuring classic Porter songs, are LES GIRLS (1957), BROADWAY MELODY OF 1940 (1940), SILK STOCKINGS (1957), HIGH SOCIETY (1955), and KISS ME KATE (1953). For synopsis information, please see individual titles.

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Warner
Video Release Date Release Date: 10/5/2004
Video Play Time Running Time: 554 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1940
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 65766
Video UPC UPC: 00012569576629
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 5

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English, French Dubbed
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Gene Kelly
Video Cast Info Frank Sinatra
Video Cast Info Fred Astaire
Video Cast Info Cyd Charisse
Video Cast Info Cole Porter - Composer
Video Cast Info Charles Walters - Director
Video Cast Info Rouben Mamoulian - Director
Video Cast Info Norman Taurog - Director
Video Cast Info George Cukor - Director
Video Cast Info George Sidney - Director

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Porter,Cole
Product attributeLabel:   Warner Home Video
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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