Cole Porter
Date of Birth
Jun 09, 1891
Birth Place:
Peru, IN


For fairly obvious technological reasons, the film credits of celebrated Broadway composer Cole Porter begin with the 1929 all-talkie The Battle of Paris. Fifty Million Frenchman, filmed in 1931, started out as a reasonable faithful adaptation of Porter's Broadway hit. By this point in time, however, the filmgoing public was tired of musicals, thus Warner Bros. blithely chopped out all the tunes:...