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).

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


as The Poet

as Marsinah

as Lalume

as The Caliph

as Hassan-Ben

as Chief Policeman

as Police Subaltern

as Princess of Abubu

as Zubbediya

as Princesses of A Ba B...

as Princesses of Aba Bu
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Critic Reviews for Kismet

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
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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

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