A couple of actors (Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel) quarrel while performing Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey
Cole Porter's best musical is given such a lively , colourful production that it's possible to overlook the gags which don't work and the inadequate acting of Kathryn Grayson (her claim that she belongs in the theatre can usually raise a titter). Highlights include Ann Miller's spirited hoofing, Keenan Wynn and James Whitmore singing the point number, Brush Up Your Shakespeare and the spectacular dancing in From This Moment On , featuring a youthfully athletic Bob Fosse (pictured left). If you wonder why things keep being thrown at you, that's because the movie was originally made in 3-D. Andre Previn and Saul Chaplin were Oscar-nominated for Best Scoring of a Dramatic Picture; and it's the Porter score which makes this a minor classic.