Kiss me Kate [videorecording] / Metro Goldwyn Mayer ; screenplay by Dorothy Kingsley, based upon the play produced on the stage by Lemuel Ayers and Arnold Saint Subber ; produced by Jack Cummings ; directed by George Sidney.
Film adaptations. Feature films. Romance films. Video recordings for the hearing impaired. Documentary films.
In English with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles. Closed-captioned.
DVD - NTSC; Dolby digital 5.1 surround; Region 1.
Two squabbling, 20th-century ex-marrieds are cast as squabbling Renaissance romantics in a musical version of The taming of the shrew. On stage they fight it out and backstage they continue to clash.
Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Ann Miller, Keenan Wynn, Bobby Van ,Tommy Rall, James Whitmore, Kurt Kasznar, Bob Fosse, Ron Randel, Willard Parker.
Director of photography, Charles Rosher ; editor, Ralph E. Winters ; music and lyrics by Cole Porter.
Based on the play by Samuel and Bella Spewack. Originally released as a motion picture in 1953. Special features: AnnMiller hosts Cole Porter in Hollywood: Too darn hot / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents ; written, produced and directed by Peter Fitzgerald (ca. 10:00) ; music only track; vintage documentary short: Mighty Manhattan, New York's wonder city / directed by James H. Smith ; produced and narrated by James A. FitzPatrick (ca. 20:00); behind-the-scenes notes; theatrical trailer.