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Silk Stockings

Distributor : Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
(1957 - 118 minutes)
Producer : Arthur Freed
Director : Rouben Mamoulian
Writers : Leonard Gershe, Leonard Spigelgrass, based on the movie "Nitochka" (Ernst Lubitsch - 1939)
Composer : Cole Porter
Cast :
Fred Astaire Steve Canfield
Cyd Charisse Nina Yoshenko
Janis Paige Peggy Dayton
Peter Lorre Brankov
Jules Munshin Bibinski
George Tobias Vassili Markovitch
Joseph Buloff Ivanov

Plot :

Three Russian commissars have been dispatched to Paris to reclaim a defecting Soviet composer. Since Steve Canfield wants the composer to write the songs for his newest musical, he plies the commissars with wine and women, dissuading them from their mission. When Ninotchka shows up to retrieve the errant Russians, Steve Canfield turns on the old charm with her as well. She gradually succumbs to the combined lures of romance and capitalism, but returns to Russia when she believes that Steve Canfield has thrown her over for film-star Peggy Dayton. But Steve convinces her that he truly loves her.

 Awards and nominations

  1957, 15th Annual Golden Globe Awards :
  Nominated, Best Picture - Musical or Comedy : Arthur Freed
Nominated, Best Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy : Cyd Charisse

 Memorable quote

Steve Canfield :
Peggy Dayton :
Steve Canfield :
So you may have to persuade him.
How can I persuade him if you can't ?
Because we're built differently...

 Pictures from the movie

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