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There were two versions filmed - one in 1936 and another in 1956.  The 1956 version is so different from the original Broadway show that to call it the same is almost laughable. 



Both starred Bing Crosby.  Both films had new songs written for them that weren't in the Broadway show.  Some of the lyrics to the Porter songs would have been too racy for either film.

According to https://www.moviecollectoroh.com/reports/TCM_SCHEDULES_SUMMARY_alpha.htm , the 1956 version was shown once on TCM in November 2011.  The 1934 hasn't been shown.

The Broadway show itself has several versions.  The original premiered in 1934.  In the 1980s, the book was significantly reworked, and Porter songs from other shows were added and the song order was shuffled.   Most productions since the 80s have used the 1987 rewrite, as many of the jokes and some of the lyrics from the original have early 1930s cultural references and slang that are all but lost on most modern audiences.

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