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      Night and Day

      Released Jul 2, 1946 2h 8m Musical LGBTQ+ List
      60% Tomatometer 5 Reviews 42% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings When his first stage show fails, songwriter Cole Porter (Cary Grant) goes off to fight in World War I until, injured, he lands in a hospital. He impresses nurse Linda Lee (Alexis Smith) with his creativity, but their budding romance must wait as Cole heads home. Back in New York, he mounts a series of popular shows, and when his work brings him back to Europe, he eventually marries Linda. But success doesn't spare him from marital complications or bad news about a beloved relative. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Jay Carmody Washington Star To demur that it let a few false notes get into Porter's life story is merely querulousness that will never enter the heads or the reactions of the multitudes who will enjoy it. Jul 31, 2020 Full Review Betsy Bozdech DVDJournal.com More a series of musical numbers strung together with bits of drama than a truly thoughtful look at the life of one of America's greatest talents. Rated: 2.5/4 Oct 29, 2006 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Jul 28, 2005 Full Review Philip Martin Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Rated: 3/5 Feb 25, 2005 Full Review Ken Hanke Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) Laughably sanitized biopic. Rated: 2/5 Sep 13, 2004 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Dallas H Does anyone know if Jim Broadbent's performance as Harold Zidler in Moulin Rouge (2001) was inspired by Monty Woolley? The similarities between the two's general appearance and vocal deliveries got me wondering about a plausible connection between them. This biopic about Cole Porter is a nice little diddy, clearly draped in the usual studio production style of the '40s. Maybe I am more partial to the 2004 biopic De-Lovely, starring Kevin Kline and Ashley Judd. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 09/12/23 Full Review David K Passable for the music. I'm not sure how much they can step around the whole Cole Porter was gay issue, but they do. I wonder if audiences in 1946 had any clue about Mr. Porter's sexual orientation, but looking at the film 77 years later, it's should be obvious to today's viewers. It's rare that I can say Cary Grant is miscast but that is the case in this film. Alexis Smith is not though I prefer her work in Noir. Finally, these classic tunes do come off flat with their treatment here. But, it passes the time. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 05/05/23 Full Review john m Charming and beautiful to look at. I understand there's not much here with the chemistry between Grant and Smith and pretty much no story, but damn these musical sequences are so fun and gorgeous, they make up for a lot. Also, this might be Curtiz's funniest I've seen, with Tom D'Andrea playing the best drunk person put to screen in this era. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review steve d Only if you pretend it isn't Porter will you have fun. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review dave j Loosely based on the so-called life and marriage life of Cole Porter with the story used as a backdrop to some of his best songs such as Under My Skin and Night and Day- hence the title. Alexis Smith plays Cole Porter's wife as Linda Lee Porter and Monty Woolley plays himself who was synonymous for the Man Who Came To Dinner. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Annette C Purely fictional account of Cole Porter's life. Great music. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 04/13/18 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis When his first stage show fails, songwriter Cole Porter (Cary Grant) goes off to fight in World War I until, injured, he lands in a hospital. He impresses nurse Linda Lee (Alexis Smith) with his creativity, but their budding romance must wait as Cole heads home. Back in New York, he mounts a series of popular shows, and when his work brings him back to Europe, he eventually marries Linda. But success doesn't spare him from marital complications or bad news about a beloved relative.
      Director
      Michael Curtiz
      Producer
      Arthur Schwartz
      Screenwriter
      William Bowers, Charles Hoffman, Jack Moffitt, Leo Townsend
      Production Co
      Warner Brothers
      Genre
      Musical, LGBTQ+
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jul 2, 1946, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 1, 2011
      Runtime
      2h 8m
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