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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on perspective, this musical remake of 1939 Lubitsch's Ninotchka fails to justify it's existence. The musical numbers work, most of the times, like fillers, albeit 1 or 2 of them being visually rich; the intelligent comedy —reason of the 1939 genious — is almost washed away, and it has a miscasted wonderful dancer (Cyd Charisse), and her "father" Astaire. It lacks in energy. Silly Silk Stockings.