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Kiss Me Kate (1958, George Schaefer)

TitleKiss Me Kate
Release LocationsUSA
DirectorGeorge Schaefer
MediumBlack & white video
Length1 hrs, 30 mins
Play ConnectionsThe Taming of the Shrew (musical)
SeriesHallmark Hall of Fame


A television version of this perennially popular Cole Porter adaptation of Shakespeare's comedy. This production featured Alfred Drake and Patricia Morison, who had appeared in the original Broadway production

Description from Shakespeare on Screen : an International Filmography and Videography by Kenneth S. Rothwell and Annabelle Henkin Melzer. ©1990 Kenneth S. Rothwell. Cited by permission. — Added 2008-11-14

Cast Overview

CastAlfred Drake
CastBill Hayes
CastJack Klugman
CastHarvey Lembeck
CastPaul McGrath
CastPatricia Morison
CastJulie Wilson

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorGeorge Schaefer
ProducerGeorge Schaefer
ComposerCole Porter
Adaptor/TranslatorSamuel Spewack
Adaptor/TranslatorBella Spewack

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell