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Welcome to Alanis Morissette Archives, your newest source for everything related to Canadian-American singer-songwriter, actress and philanthropist Alanis Nadine Morissette. Whether you've been a fan since her teen-pop days in Canada, became a fan when Jagged Little Pill revolutionized the industry or joined the fanbase later on, we're glad you're here. Please make sure to bookmark the site, check back often, and follow us on Twitter!
Character: Singer in the Café
Directed by: Irwin Winkler
Written by: Jay Cocks
Produced by: Irwin Winkler, Charles Winkler, Rob Cowan
Other cast: Kevin Kline, Ashley Judd, Jonathan Pryce, Kevin McNally, Sandra Nelson, Allan Corduner, Peter Polycarpou
Release date: July 2, 2004
Genre: Musical
Running time: 125 minutes

Inspecting a magical biographical stage musical, composer Cole Porter reviews his life and career with his wife, Linda.


As he is about to die, Porter’s life flashes before him in the form of a musical production staged by the archangel Gabriel in the Indiana theater where the composer first performed on stage.

He recalls the night he met his wife, Linda Lee Thomas, a recent divorcee and stunning beauty. From the start, they click and become a devoted couple. Linda is well aware that Cole is gay. Her first husband was abusive to her, but, as she confesses to him on their wedding day, Cole is completely different. Because he loves her and is publicly affectionate, Linda tolerates his extramarital dalliances. During their marriage, Cole’s career flourishes. Linda begins the tradition of presenting Cole with a custom designed and engraved Cartier cigarette case at the opening of each new show.

To cheer Linda after she experiences a miscarriage, the couple move to Hollywood. After an initial period of excitement, Cole’s flings become too overt and indiscreet and they create tension. Cole is photographed in an amorous embrace with another man in the restroom of a gay nightclub. Both he and Linda are blackmailed into paying a large sum to suppress publication of the pictures. When he shrugs off the blackmail, she goes to Paris, leaving him bereft.

It is not until Cole is seriously injured in a horseback riding accident that Linda returns to his side, willing to forgive, but still finding difficulty in coping with his extramarital affairs. She is eventually diagnosed with emphysema, and in an attempt to provide Cole with a new partner once she is gone, she introduces him to her decorator and estate advisor. The match is successful.

When Linda dies in 1954, Cole is devastated. He continues working until 1958, however, until degeneration of his bad leg finally requires amputation, affecting his creative output. He never writes again, but does participate in productions of his earlier works. Cole dies in 1964 at age 73.

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