|Kathryn Grayson||Lilli Vanessi 'Katherine'|
|Howard Keel||Fred Graham 'Petruchio'|
|Ann Miller||Lois Lane 'Bianca'|
|Tommy Rall||Bill Calhoun 'Lucentio'|
|Ron Randell||Cole Porter|
|Carol Haney||Specialty Dancer|
Divorced Broadway stars Fred Graham and Lilli Vanessi agree to star in a musical adaptation of William Shakespeare's ''Taming of the Shrew'' alongside rising young actors Lois Lane and Bill Calhoun . Backstage complications pile up due to a romantic misunderstanding between Fred and the soon-to-be-remarried Lilli, while Bill's gambling debts cause a pair of lunkheaded mobsters to become part of the show.