Item Details

Kismet

Metro Goldwyn Mayer ; Loew's Incorporated ; screen play by Charles Lederer and Luther Davis ; book by Charles Lederer and Luther Davis ; produced by Arthur Freed ; directed by Vincente Minnelli
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
Follows one fateful, fabulous day as a beggar-poet and his daughter cross paths with a wicked wazir, a wily temptress, a handsome prince, and a magical curse.
Director
Vincente Minnelli
Performers
Howard Keel, Ann Blyth, Dolores Gray, Vic Damone, Monty Woolley, Sebastian Cabot, Jay C. Flippen, Mike Mazurki, Jack Elam, Ted de Corsia.
Release Date
1955
Run Time
113 min.
Language
In English or dubbed Portuguese dialogue with optional subtitles in English SDH, French or Portuguese; closed-captioned
Rating
Not rated
Notes
  • Adapted from the musical play Kismet; founded on Kismet by Edward Knoblock.
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1955.
  • Special features: "The battle of Gettysburg" Oscar nominated short; "The first bad man" classic cartoon; "MGM parade TV" series excerpts with George Murphy; "Rahadlaku" partially deleted outtake; "Rhymes I have" audio only outtake; Theatrical trailers.
Uniform Title
Kismet (Motion Picture : 1955)
Related Title
Battle of Gettysburg.
First bad man.
Edition
Widescreen version
Series
Classic Musicals From the Dream Factory
Series Statement
Classic musicals from the dream factory ; vol. 3
ISBN
141986324X, 9781419863240
Credits
Director of photography, Joseph Ruttenberg ; film editor, Adrienne Fazan ; music and lyrics by Robert Wright and George Forrest ; music adapted from Themes of Alexander Borodin ; music supervised and conducted by André Previn and Jeff Alexander ; orchestral arrangements by Conrad Salinger, Alexander Courage and Arthur Morton ; musical numbers and dances staged by Jack Cole ; art directors, Cedric Gibbons and Preston Ames ; set decorations, Edwin B. Willis, Keogh Gleason ; special effects, Warren Newcombe ; costumes by Tony Duquette ; recording supervisor, Wesley C. Miller.
Published
Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2008]
Publisher no.
1000015123 Warner Home Video
Description
1 videodisc (113 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD ; region 1, NTSC ; dual-layer format ; widescreen (letterbox, 16:9 enhanced) presentation ; Dolby surround 5.1 (English), Dolby surround 5.0 (English), mono (Portuguese).
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