Night and Day (1946 film)

1946 biographical film about Cole Porter directed by Michael Curtiz / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Night and Day is a 1946 American biographical and musical film starring Cary Grant, in a fictionalized account of the life of American composer and songwriter Cole Porter.

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Night and Day
Original film poster
Directed byMichael Curtiz
Written byCharles Hoffman
Leo Townsend
William Bowers
Produced byArthur Schwartz
Jack L. Warner (executive producer)
StarringCary Grant
Alexis Smith
Monty Woolley
Mary Martin
Jane Wyman
Dorothy Malone
Eve Arden
Alan Hale
CinematographyJ. Peverell Marley
William V. Skall
Edited byDavid Weisbart
Music byRay Heindorf
Max Steiner
Milton Ager
Jack Yellen
Cole Porter (songs)
Color processTechnicolor
Warner Bros.
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • August 3, 1946 (1946-08-03)
Running time
128 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$7,418,000 (worldwide rentals)[1]

The movie was directed by Michael Curtiz and produced by Arthur Schwartz, with Jack L. Warner as executive producer. The screenplay was written by Charles Hoffman, Leo Townsend and William Bowers.

The music score by Ray Heindorf and Max Steiner was nominated for an Academy Award. The film features several of the best-known Porter songs, including the title song "Night and Day," "Begin the Beguine," and "My Heart Belongs to Daddy."

Alexis Smith plays Linda Lee Porter, Porter's wife of 35 years. Monty Woolley and Mary Martin appear as themselves.

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