Kismet [Blu-ray] [1955]

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  • Release Date: 06/10/2014
  • Rating: NR
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Overall Customer Rating:
67% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 3)

Synopsis


Kismet
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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Howard Keel
    Howard Keel - Hajj
  • Ann Blyth
    Ann Blyth - Marsinah
  • Dolores Gray
    Dolores Gray - Lalume
  • Vic Damone
    Vic Damone - Caliph
  • Monty Woolley
    Monty Woolley - Omar



Overall customer rating

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

67%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie

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    Tautsford
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    Great movie. A fun classic that I can still enjoy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Ok for this type of movie I guess

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    Gizmo
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    Good movie price was a little high for an old movie though

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Musical

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    SingersMom
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    The musical numbers are wonderful, the acting is well done and it is beautifully costumed and colorful. The family enjoyed watching this one. Lots of fun.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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