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Silk Stockings (1957) was a Musical - Comedy Film directed by Rouben Mamoulian and produced by Arthur Freed.

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Silk Stockings (1957)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 20, 2018 From 4 Star Films

In full disclosure, though I admire Ernst Lubitsch’s directorial eye and Billy Wilder’s trenchant wit, the Ninotchka (1939) premise alone never intrigued me. But as with all the great pictures, it’s not necessarily the main conceit but the execution of the story with its own unique... Read full article

Musical Monday: Silk Stockings (1957)

on Apr 30, 2018 From Comet Over Hollywood

It?s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: Silk Stockings (1957) ? Musi... Read full article

New on Blu-ray: Silk Stockings

By Amanda Garrett on Oct 8, 2016 From Old Hollywood Films

Today, I'm reviewing Warner Archive's new Blu-ray edition of Silk Stockings (1957), starring Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse. Here's what you need to know about the classic musical Silk Stockings (1957), which was just released on Blu-ray by the good folks at Warner Archive. The Director: Rou... Read full article

Warner Archive Blu-ray: Astaire and Charisse Bid Farewell to the Big Musical in Silk Stockings (1957)

By KC on Aug 24, 2016 From Classic Movies

It's 1957 and the era of big musicals is ending, but Silk Stockings doesn't feel like a dying gasp. It is a slick, colorful and expertly executed production. Now available on Blu-ray from Warner Archive, it isn't likely to top the favorites list of many musical fans, but with Fred Astaire and Cyd Ch... Read full article

Fred and Cyd are fated to be mated in... Silk Stockings (1957)

By Michaela on Jan 7, 2016 From Love Letters to Old Hollywood

Silk Stockings is perhaps one of the weirdest remakes you can see. Let me explain: when you think of Ninotchka, what comes to mind? The irresistible Greta Garbo? Sure. The dapper, underrated Melyvn Douglas? Of course. The tagline "Garbo Laughs," as if it were the first time the actress ever broke he... Read full article

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Quotes from

Ninotchka Yoschenko: The arrangement of your features is not entirely repulsive to me.

Steve Canfield: So you may have to persuade him
Peggy Dainton: How can I persuade him if you can't?
Steve Canfield: Because...
[looking at her figure]
Steve Canfield: We're built differently.

Ninotchka Yoschenko: In Russia when somebody wants someone they say, "You, come here."
Steve Canfield: Oh, you mad romantic Russians!

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Facts about

Average Shot Length (ASL) = 25 seconds
Cyd Charisse's striptease to the title number was met with a least a couple of raised eyebrows from the Hays film censors. For one 2-second instance, she is seen at length in a silk camisole exposing her legendary legs. This was considered too risqué by the Hays office, and a high-back chair was quickly integrated into the dance for her to run behind. When she next emerges from behind the chair she has quickly slipped on a swirling petticoat, but it is transparent and gives quick glimpses of her legs anyway, which by now were what most viewers wanted to see anyway.
This was the last film directed by Rouben Mamoulian. Although he was considered for several other film productions he never directed another film. Instead, he spent the rest of his career directing plays on Broadway.
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