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82 Ratings

Silk Stockings

Directed by Rouben Mamoulian
United States, 1957
Comedy, Musical, Romance


A musical remake of Ninotchka: After three bumbling Soviet agents fail in their mission to retrieve a straying Soviet composer from Paris, the beautiful, ultra-serious Ninotchka is sent to complete their mission and to retrieve them.

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Silk Stockings Directed by Rouben Mamoulian

Awards & Festivals

Golden Globes (USA)

1958 | 2 nominations including: Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Critics reviews

Musically, the movie is front-loaded. “Paris Loves Lovers” is charming, and “Stereophonic Sound,” which Mr. Astaire performs with Janis Paige, the original lead in the Broadway production of “The Pajama Game,” is effectively brassy. Once Mr. Astaire serenades Ms. Charisse with “All of You” (explaining that his feelings are “not a passing fancy or a fancy pass”), the songs are mediocre at best.
August 19, 2016
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It’s bizarre, fascinating, and perversely entertaining, a film where Cyd Charisse belts out the phrase “bourgeois entertainment” during this most bourgeois of entertainments. It presents Charisse at her most cutting and funny when she is at her most anti-capitalist, and at her most beautiful and free when she has caved to the pleasures of the flesh.
August 09, 2016
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For Mamoulian, it wasn’t just style, but technique, that was inseparable from the impulse to express… But of course there’s more to a Mamoulian film than just Mamoulian himself, and in SILK STOCKINGS there’s more than even the novelty of a remake of Lubitsch’s NINOTCHKA—there’s the trio Cyd Charisse, Fred Astaire and Cinemascope; all three were made for each other.
October 09, 2009
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