"Kiss Me Kate" (1953) George Sidney directed this rollicking version of the Cole Porter Broadway hit about divorced theater stars (Kathryn Grayson and Howard Keel) playing Katherine and Petruccio in a Broadway-bound musical adaptation of "The Taming of the Shrew." "It has a few gimmicks cut into it, but it's not a gimmick film," Joseph says. Though most reference books state that "Kiss Me Kate" had a limited 3-D release, that isn't true, even though "it did not show in 3-D at Radio City Music Hall. It showed flat there," Joseph says. "But actually, it had the largest 3-D print run that Technicolor did up to that time. It was a huge print release -- 250 -- that's a lot."
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