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Du Barry Was a Lady (1943)

Passed | | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical | 13 August 1943 (USA)
A night club's coatroom attendant who's in-love with the club's singer accidentally sips a drugged drink that makes him dream he's French King Louis XV courting the infamous Madame Du Barry.

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Cast

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May Daly / Madame Du Barry
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Alec Howe / Black Arrow
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Ginny
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Charlie / Dauphin (as 'Rags' Ragland)
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Rami - the Swami / Taliostra
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Mr. Jones / Duc de Choiseul
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Willie / Duc de Rigor
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Cheezy / Count de Roquefort
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Niagara
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Storyline

Hat check man Louis Blore is in love with nightclub star May Daly. May, however, is love with a poor dancer, but wants to marry for money. When Louis wins the Irish Sweepstakes, he asks May to marry him and she accepts even though she doesn't love him. Soon after, Louis has an accident and gets knocked on the head, where he dreams that he's King Louis XV pursuing the infamous Madame Du Barry. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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IT TOPS 'GREAT ZIEGFELD' GLORY! (original poster-all caps) See more »


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Passed | See all certifications »
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13 August 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gentleman's Choice  »

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$1,239,222 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The automobile Louis wins is a 1942 Cadilllac convertible, the last one marketed before civilian automobile production was abandoned in favor of military vehicles at the start of World War 2. Louis's enthusiasm for the tires is a result of the fact that new tires were next to impossible to acquire, also because of wartime shortages. See more »

Goofs

At one point during May Daly''s opening song, Louis is sitting behind the hat check counter admiring her. He has his chin resting on his left hand, which he removes twice when someone come up to the counter. See more »

Quotes

Niagara: Land's sakes, what's he trying to do, landscape you?
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Crazy Credits

The Three Oxford Boys are credited orally by the MC ('Gene Kelly') as The Oxford Boys. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Lucy (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Katie Went to Haiti
(1939)
Written by Cole Porter
Sung by The Pied Pipers, including Jo Stafford and Dick Haymes, with Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (as Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra)
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Average movie, but for fans of the stars, a must see.
25 September 2000 | by (South-Central Indiana) – See all my reviews

The movie was slow action. At points, almost boring. But for someone who wants to see up-coming and major stars of this time period, this movie has many. From Ball, Skelton, Kelly, and even O'Brien, Mostel, and finally Tommy Dorsey and his band, this movie has the stars. A good sample of their earlier works.


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