Kismet [Blu-ray]

Kismet [Blu-ray]

Director: Vincente Minnelli Cast: Howard Keel
Howard Keel
, Ann Blyth
Ann Blyth
, Dolores Gray
Dolores Gray
, Vic Damone
Vic Damone
Vincente Minnelli
Kismet [Blu-ray]

Kismet [Blu-ray]

Director: Vincente Minnelli Cast: Howard Keel
Howard Keel
, Ann Blyth
Ann Blyth
, Dolores Gray
Dolores Gray
, Vic Damone
Vic Damone
Vincente Minnelli

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Overview

This fourth film version of the warhorse Edward Knoblock theatrical piece Kismet was based on the Broadway musical version of the same property. Howard Keel stars as Hadji, the poet of old Baghdad, who goes from beggar to millionaire in a single day. Hadji's daughter Marsinah (Ann Blyth) falls in love with the young Caliph (Vic Damone), while Lalume (Dolores Gray), the sexy wife of the despotic Wazir (Sebastian Cabot), sets her sights on Hadji. Meanwhile, the Wazir plots and plans to topple the Caliph from the throne and to add Marsinah to his own harem. Making periodic appearances is Omar Khayyam, played as a doddering old meddler by Monty Woolley. The Robert Wright-George Forrest musical score, based on themes by Borodin, includes such standards as "Baubles, Bangles and Beads," "This is My Beloved," "Stranger in Paradise" and "Not Since Ninevah." Though the dancing girls in the film are more modestly dressed than their stage counterparts, they are put through some fairly sensuous paces by choreographer Jack Cole. Kismet was good for another go-round in 1967, when it was adapted for television with Jose Ferrer, Barbara Eden, Anna Maria Alberghetti, George Chakiris and Hans Conried in the cast.

Product Details

UPC: 0888574054847
Original Release: 1955
Source: Warner Brothers
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround, DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound]
Language: English
Time: 1:53:00
Sales rank: 852

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Howard Keel The Poet
Ann Blyth Marsinah
Dolores Gray Lalume
Vic Damone The Caliph
Sebastian Cabot Wazir
Monty Woolley Omar
Jay C. Flippen Jawan
Jack Elam Hassan-Ben
Mike Mazurki Chief Policeman
Ted de Corsia Police Subaltern
Julie Robinson Zubbediya
Reiko Sato Princess of Abubu
Patricia Dunn Princesses of A Ba Bu
Wonci Lui Princesses of Aba Bu
Mamta Kulkarni Actor
Dolores Grey Actor
George Forrest Composer
André Previn Composer
Robert Wright Composer

Technical Credits
Vincente Minnelli Director
Charles Lederer Screenwriter
Luther Davis Screenwriter
Arthur Freed Producer
Warren Newcombe Special Effects
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