Kiss Me Kate is a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film adaptation of the Broadway musical of the same name. Inspired by The Taming of the Shrew, it tells the tale of musical theater actors Fred Graham and Lilli Vanessi, who were once married and are now performing opposite each other in the roles of Petruchio and Katherine. Comedy · An ex-husband and wife team star in a musical version of 'The Taming of the Shrew'; off-stage, the production is troublesome with ex-lovers' quarrels and a gangster looking for some money owed to them. Robert Goulet, Carol Lawrence, Jessica Walter. Which Shakespeare Play Has the Best Film Adaptations? The TV version starring Robert Goulet, Carol Lawrence, Michael Callan, Jessica Walters, and Marty Ingels, is hands-down the all-time best version of Kiss Me Kate.
Musical · The real-life marriage of theater stars Lily and Fred resembles that of Petruchio and Katharina in "The Taming Of The Shrew", in which they are performing. 22 Apr Audience Reviews for Kiss Me Kate. ½. This movie is freaking brilliant. Ann Miller lights up the stage every moment she's visible. She may not be as good a dancer as professional Bobby Van, but she's got more edge. In movies it's the combination of attitude and spunk AND talent that take you up a notch.