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Howard Keel and Kathryn Grayson star as famous Broadway singing team who haven't worked together since their acrimonious divorce. Keel, collaborating with Cole Porter (played by Ron Randell), plans to star in a musical version of The Taming of the Shrew titled "Kiss Me Kate." Both he and Porter agree that only one actress should play the tempestuous Katherine, and that's Grayson. But she isn't buying, especially after discovering that Keel's latest paramour, Ann Miller, is going to be playing Bianca. Besides, Grayson is about to retire from showbiz to marry the "Ralph Bellamy character," played not by Bellamy, but by Willard Parker. A couple of gangsters (James Whitmore and Keenan Wynn) arrive on the scene, convinced Keel is heavily in debt to their boss; actually, a young hoofer in the chorus (Tommy Rall) owes the money, but signed Keel's name to an IOU. But since Grayson is having second thoughts about going on-stage, Keel plays along with the hoods, who force Grayson at gunpoint to co-star with her ex-husband so that they'll get paid off.

Special Features

* Closed Caption
* All-new digital transfer
* Soundtrack remastered in Dolby Digital 5.1
* Ann Miller hosts Cole Porter in Hollywood: Too Darn Hot
* Music only track
* Vintage documentary short Mighty Manhattan, New York's Wonder City
* Interactive menus
* Behind-the-scenes
* Theatrical trailer
* Scene access
* Subtitles: English, Franšais & Espa˝ol

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