KISS ME, KATE (Porter) Alfred Drake, Patricia Morison (DVD)

KISS ME, KATE (Porter) Alfred Drake, Patricia Morison (DVD)

Code: 4535



Product Description


Never before available! Original Broadway stars Alfred Drake and Patricia Morison recreate their roles in this legendary 1958 television production of Cole Porter’s most beloved musical. Also starring Julie Wilson, Bill Hayes, Jack Klugman, and Harvey Lembeck.
Black & White, 78 minutes, 4:3, All regions

“The 1958 Kiss Me, Kate [VAI], starring Alfred Drake and Patricia Morison, is altogether pretty wonderful.”
- Steven Suskin,

"There is no musical comedy fan alive who won't salivate over this DVD. Purchase it immediately and return to those thrilling days of yesteryear when style, glamour, and talent were paramount. You won't be disappointed."
- Alan W. Petrucelli, The Entertainment Report

Kiss Me, Kate
Book by Sam and Bella Spewack
Music and lyrics by Cole Porter

Fred Graham (Petruchio): Alfred Drake
Lilli Vanessi (Kate): Patricia Morison
Lois Lane (Bianca): Julie Wilson
Bill Calhoun (Lucentio): Bill Hayes
1st Gunman: Harvey Lembeck
2nd Gunman: Jack Klugman
Harrison Howell: Paul McGrath
Harry Trevor (Baptista): Robinson Stone
Gromio: Lee Cass
Hortensio: Jerry Duane
Hattie: Eva Jessye
Ralph: Lee Richardson
Paul: Lorenzo Fuller

Musical Director: Franz Allers
Musical Numbers staged by Ernest Flatt
Produced and Directed by George Schaefer
Originally telecast November 20, 1958