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The 25 Best 3D Movies

16. Kiss Me Kate (1953)

Director: George Sidney
Stars: Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Ann Miller

If film history has taught us anything it's that 3D works best in an environment that is really meant to be viewed in person, such as a Broadway musical. Which is exactly what director George Sidney was counting on when he employed 3D to adapt Kiss Me Kate for the big screen.

The story of a pair of divorced actors (Howard Keel and Kathryn Grayson) who must work together on a musical version of Taming of the Shrew steered away from the 1950s tendency to treat 3D as an effect for horror and instead used it to enhance the song-and-dance numbers, replicating the experience of a night out at the theater.

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