Kiss Me Kate1953

Kiss Me Kate

"Kiss Me Kate" (also known as "Küß mich, Kätchen!", "Baciami kate!", "Küß mich Kätchen") is a Comedy/Musical/Romance film directed by George Sidney, and written by Dorothy Kingsley (screenplay), Sam Spewack (play), Bella Spewack (play) and William Shakespeare (play "The Taming of the Shrew"), released in the USA on November 26 of 1953 , starring Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Ann Miller, Keenan Wynn, Bobby Van and Tommy Rall.

MGM presents Hollywood's first important BIG MUSICAL in 3-D on our Panoramic Screen with MIRACLOUS STEREOPHONIC SOUND! COLOR, too!
Directed by:
George Sidney
Dorothy Kingsley
Sam Spewack and Bella Spewack
Play "The Taming of the Shrew":
William Shakespeare
Jack Cummings


The show opens with Fred Graham (Howard Keel) and Lilli Vanessi (Kathryn Grayson), a divorced couple, meeting at Fred's apartment to hear the score for the Cole Porter (Ron Randell) musical version of "The Taming of the Shrew". Lois Lane (Ann Miller), who is to play Bianca, arrives and sings "Too Darn Hot". Lilli almost decides against performing in the show, as she fears it might interfere with her honeymoon. But when she overhears Cole and Fred promising Lois the part, she decides to play [...]



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Who is the director of "Kiss Me Kate"?

George Sidney was an American director, and producer.

George Sidney has directed movies such as "Bye Bye Birdie", released in 1963, "Viva Las Vegas" (1964), "Till the Clouds Roll By" (1946), "Annie Get Your Gun" (1950), "Key to the City" (1950), and "Scaramouche" (1952).

George Sidney has directed Kathryn Grayson in "Anchors Aweigh", released in 1945 as Susan Abbott, "Till the Clouds Roll By" (1946) in which Kathryn Grayson plays Magnolia in 'Show Boat'/Specialty, "Ziegfeld Follies" (1946) in which Kathryn Grayson plays 'Beauty' Number, "Show Boat" (1951) in which Kathryn Grayson plays Magnolia Hawks.


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What was the release date of "Kiss Me Kate"?

"Kiss Me Kate" was first released on Thursday, November 26, 1953, in the United States.

Release date in the United States:
  • Thursday, November 26, 1953

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