Kismet
Kismet (1955)

Vincente Minnelli's adaptation of the stage musical focuses on a Baghdad poet (Howard Keel) who worms his way into the harem of a power-mad Wazir (Sebastian Cabot).

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 8, 1955
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Critic Score: 57% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The heavy-handed glittering Arabian Nights musical is a great watch visually, but unfortunately the storytelling is uninspiring.

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Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com

Colorful yet lackluster MGM musical spectacular.

Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Minnelli's weakest musical, with few redeeming qualities

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Poor film - but with some splendid musical numbers.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...the stage play went to the screen for Minnelli to direct. However, somewhere in the translation, something got lost.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Something went a little bit wrong with this most opulent version of the hoary old Edward Knoblock play.

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