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Kiss Me Kate Movie Review Summary

Actors: Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Ann Miller

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Based on a play by Sam and Bella Spewack, Kiss Me Kate stars Howard Keel as Fred Graham, an actor trying to cast his ex-wife in a play written by Cole Porter (Ron Randell). The movie opens up with Fred getting Cole over to his apartment because he feels it will make his ex-wife Lilli Vanessi (Kathryn Graham) feel better about the play. Lilli shows up and they sing a song from the play. Just as they were finishing, the woman Fred was currently seeing shows up, Lois Lane (Ann Miller). This makes Lilli jealous and she storms out of the apartment refusing to do the role, telling Fred she is engaged and going on a honeymoon. Thinking quickly, Fred and Cole offer the role to the eager Lois Lane and this is something Lilli just could not let happen so she agrees to the role. While at the theater, Fred and Lilli do another song and dance and at the end they kiss. This makes Lilli wonder what went wrong with their marriage. Later on, Fred asks a stagehand to send flowers to Lois but he inadvertently gave them to Lilli instead. Now Lilli thinks Fred is in love with her. But there was a card with the flowers that Fred tried to get from Lilli that was written to Lois. While acting out the play Lilli reads this card and feels betrayed. The rest of the movie shows Lilli beating, smacking, and attempting to humiliate Fred all while trying to perform the play.
The review of this Movie prepared by Bobby Blades








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Unmarried Love Triangle?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   actor Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

City?    -   Yes City:    -   dirty, grimy (like New York) Misc setting    -   theater

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing If lots of song/dance...    -   lot of singing and dancing Is this movie based on a    -   play

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