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Year
1957
Runtime
117 min.
Director
Rouben Mamoulian
Genres
Romance, Comedy, Musical
Rating *
6.9
Votes *
2,620
Checks
628
Favs
16
Dislikes
10
Favs/checks
2.5% (1:39)
Favs/dislikes
2:1
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  1. Hippiemans's avatar

    Hippiemans

    Nice musical remake of the classic Ninotchka (1939). Some great dance sequences and a lovely 50s feel. 6 years 5 months ago
  2. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Silk Stockings, the musical remake of Ninotchka with Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse, is a product of its time insofar as gender politics go. Contemporary eyes will find Astaire's movie producer really kind of slimy and cheer on Charisse's Soviet robot resisting his aggressive advances. Having forgiven 1957 its attitudes, the movie is a very funny Cold War comedy, painting the Soviet regime in an amusing light, a parody of knowing parody of its brand of fascism. I've never laughed so hard or so long at systemic censorship, I swear. As a musical, it is uneven. It can go a little too long before a musical number, but then it has these wonderful dance numbers that express the characters' interior life. Its love themes are cheesy and old-fashioned, but the comedy songs are fun and memorable. You might just want to check it out for latter-day Peter Lorre in one of his weirdest roles (and that's saying something). 2 years 2 months ago
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In 4 official lists

  1. This movie ranks #82 in BFI's 100 Film Musicals
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  2. This movie ranks #532 in David Thomson's Have You Seen?
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  3. This movie ranks #795 in The New York Times's Book of Movies
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  4. This movie ranks #834 in Time Out's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
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