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).
- Action & Adventure , Classics , Comedy , Drama , Musical & Performing Arts , Science Fiction & Fantasy
- Directed By:
- William Dieterle , Vincente Minnelli
- Written By:
- John Meehan , Edward Knoblock , Charles Lederer , Luther Davis
- In Theaters:
- Oct 8, 1955 Wide
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Critic Reviews for Kismet
The heavy-handed glittering Arabian Nights musical is a great watch visually, but unfortunately the storytelling is uninspiring.
...the stage play went to the screen for Minnelli to direct. However, somewhere in the translation, something got lost.
Colorful yet lackluster MGM musical spectacular.
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