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Kismet [DVD] [1955]

  • SKU: 25917673
  • Release Date: 10/14/2014
  • Rating: NR
$14.99

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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



    Customer rating

    Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

    67%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Musical

      Posted
      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

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Ok for this type of movie I guess

      Posted
      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 movie

      Posted
      Tautsford
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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

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

      I would recommend this to a friend



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