Kismet (1955) Anne Blythe, Howard Keel
A silver-tongued poet and self-proclaimed "King of the Beggars" (Howard Keel) searches old Baghdad trying to find a rich bachelor to marry his dreamy daughter, Marsinah (Ann Blyth). Along the way, he poses as the renowned sorcerer Hajj and gets in and out of scrapes with an elderly thief (Jay C. Flippen) and a dim-witted wazir (Sebastian Cabot) and his wife (Dolores Gray). Meanwhile, his daughter develops feelings for a handsome caliph (Vic Damone).
Starring: Ann Blythe, Howard Keel, Vic Damone
Viewer Review: "Kismet is one of the most underrated musicals of all time. It is glorious entertainment. Howard Keel is perfect as Hajj the Beggar and Ann Blyth never sang better and Vic Damone was great as the Prince. The wonderful thing about this movie is that a Broadway orchestra can't bring out the wonderful music as it is really meant to be heard like a movie orchestra can. For the first time you hear all the music in its richest melodies and Howard Keel, Ann Blyth, Vic Damone, and Delores Gray are thousands time better in their performances than the broadway cast could ever be. This is musically the most glorious Broadway show of them all. In my judgment; and the most opulent of all filmed musicals in its sound, lyrics and colorful presentation which is unprecedented. If you like musicals, adventures and Arabian costumes this is the movie for you. Delightful!"
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