Kiss Me Kate (1953)

Kiss Me Kate (1953), directed by George Sidney.

A filmed version of Cole Porter's stage musical comedy about warring divorced actors putting on The Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare's battle of the sexes comedy. We get the usual back-stage confusion and crossover with the production itself, cleverly done this time.

Warning: this is a musical, meaning people will occasionally break into song and start dancing. I realize the genre is not for everyone. The acting is like stage acting, very broad and overstated. Thin plot.

And yet it has many good features:

Available in Blu-ray with 3D. As with all color 3D films of that era it seems grainy, but you just accept that after a while. Lovely presentation.