Night and Day (1946)
|Genre||Biography, Drama, Musical|
|Content Rating||Approved (Approved)|
|Awards||Nominated for 1 Oscar.|
Night and Day (1946 film)
Night and Day is a 1946 Technicolor Warner Bros. biographical and musical film starring Cary Grant as American composer and songwriter Cole Porter. 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, and the rest of the cast includes Jane Wyman, Eve Arden, Alan Hale, Dorothy Malone, Donald Woods, and Ginny Simms.
- Cary Grant as Cole Porter
- Alexis Smith as Linda Lee Porter
- Selena Royle as Kate Porter
- Henry Stephenson as Omar Cole
- Jane Wyman as Gracie Harris
- Dorothy Malone as Nancy
- Eve Arden as Gabrielle
- Ginny Simms as Carole Hill
- Paul Cavanagh as Bart McClelland
- Tom D'Andrea as Tommy
- Victor Francen as Anatole Giron
- Alan Hale Sr. as Leon Dowling
- Mary Martin as herself
- Sig Ruman as Wilowski
- Donald Woods as Ward Blackburn
- Monty Woolley as himself
- Carlos Ramírez as specialty singer
- Estelle Sloan as specialty dancer
- George Zoritch as specialty dancer
- Adam Di Gatano as specialty dancer
- Jane Di Gatano as specialty dancer
- Milada Mladova as specialty dancer
- Herman Bing as Ladisaus Smedick - 2nd 'Peaches' (unaccredited)
The film was a hit, earning $4,990,000 domestically and $2,428,000 in foreign markets.