Kismet (1955)

This fourth film version of the warhorse Edward Knoblock theatrical piece Kismet was based on the Broadway musical version of the same property. Howard Keel stars as Hadji, the poet of old Baghdad, who goes from beggar to millionaire in a… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 8, 1955
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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

Colorful yet lackluster MGM musical spectacular.

Emanuel Levy

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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