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Kismet (1955)




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Vincente Minnelli's adaptation of the stage musical focuses on a Baghdad poet (Howard Keel) who worms his way into the harem of a power-mad Wazir (Sebastian Cabot).more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Action & Adventure, Classics, Comedy, Drama, Musical & Performing Arts, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: ,
Written By: John Meehan, Edward Knoblock, Charles Lederer, Luther Davis
In Theaters:
MGM Home Entertainment


Howard Keel
as The Poet
Ann Blyth
as Marsinah
Vic Damone
as The Caliph
Jack Elam
as Hassan-Ben
Mike Mazurki
as Chief Policeman
Ted de Corsia
as Police Subaltern
Reiko Sato
as Princess of Abubu
Julie Robinson
as Zubbediya
Patricia Dunn
as Princesses of A Ba B...
Wonci Lui
as Princesses of Aba Bu
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Critic Reviews for Kismet

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

The heavy-handed glittering Arabian Nights musical is a great watch visually, but unfortunately the storytelling is uninspiring.

Full Review… | July 25, 2011
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Minnelli's weakest musical, with few redeeming qualities

Full Review… | April 3, 2011

Audience Reviews for Kismet

It feels ancient. Everything about it is boring. As somebody who typically loves movie musicals and Howard Keel, I was disappointed. (First and only viewing - 11/11/2014)

lavish and gorgous to look at this is the 4 th version of this & MGM pulls out all the stops on this technicolor spectacular.


A true Classic with the deep resonating voice of Howard Keel and the beautiful Ann Blyth who sings like an angel and does a duet with Vic Damone on "Stranger In Paradise".

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