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Kismet (1955)



Vincente Minnelli directs this musical film version of the acclaimed Broadway production about a Baghdad poet who charms his way into the Wazir's harem.

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Genre:   Comedy, Fantasy Adventure, Musical, Theatre
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Director:   Vincente Minnelli
Cast:   Howard Keel, Sebastian Cabot, Ann Blyth
Theatrical Release Date:   10/08/1955
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Synopsis
With Alexander Borodin's soaring music fashioned by Robert Wright and George Forrest into "Stranger in Paradise," "Baubles, Bangles and Beads" and even more evergreens, Kismet turned the Broadway stage into a glittering, gleaming Arabian Nights' dream. Ideal material, in fact, for the dream factory. To Hollywood and director Vincente Minnelli, Kismet was kismet. This lavish musical follows one fateful, fabulous day as a beggar-poet (Howard Keel) and his daughter (Angg Blyth) cross paths with a wicked wazir, a wily temptress, a handsome prince, a magical curse, opulent sets and exotic adventure. "Princes come, princes go," sings the beggar. Glorious Kismet endures!

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Kismet (1955)
 
5.0

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5.0

Beautiful Transfer

By bj

from New York, NY

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Pros

  • Entertaining

Cons

  • Uneven

Best Uses

  • Entertainment

Comments about Kismet (1955):

This is a gorgeous transfer especially if you're used to seeing the drab dvd. Colors are crisp and sharp.

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5.0

Way Better Than Its Rep

By Bill

from Lakewood, CO

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Pros

  • Dialogue
  • Music
  • Sets And Costumes
  • Singing

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Theater

    Comments about Kismet (1955):

    Why does this movie have such a poor reputation? It has glorious music (including three songs that made the hit parade), eye-dazzling sets (par for Vincente Minnelli), lively dialogue (especially from Keel and Gray) and top-notch singing by the entire cast. What more could you ask of an MGM musical? Well, you could ask for a sharp and colorful blu-ray transfer of the CinemaScope image. And that's exactly what you get in this superb WAC release...plus a fine stereo soundtrack...plus all of the extras from the DVD...plus the same 31 chapter markers as the DVD...plus English subtitles...plus a special menu that allows you to jump directly to any of the musical sequences.

    To steal a line from Gershwin...who could ask for anything more?

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