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I Am a Camera (1955)

 -  Drama  -  21 July 1955 (UK)
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In the early thirties, aspiring writer Christopher Isherwood, living in Berlin, meets the vivacious, penniless singer Sally Bowles. They develop a platonic relationship while Sally has a wild time spending other peoples money.

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Jean Gargoet ...
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Stanley Maxted ...
Curtis B. Ryland, Editor
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Tutte Lemkow ...
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In the early thirties, aspiring writer Christopher Isherwood, living in Berlin, meets the vivacious, penniless singer Sally Bowles. They develop a platonic relationship while Sally has a wild time spending other peoples money.

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THE MOST TALKED-ABOUT PICTURE ON THAT MOST TALKED-ABOUT SUBJECT! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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21 July 1955 (UK)  »

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Une fille comme ça  »

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Marian Winters won the 1952 Tony Award (New York City) for Supporting or Features Actress in a Drama for "I Am A Camera" in the role of Natalia Landauer. See more »

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In the nightclub on New Year's Eve, the drummer does a drum roll and then a cymbal is heard without the drummer hitting the cymbal. See more »

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Ich hab' noch einen Koffer in Berlin
Music by Ralph Maria Siegel
Lyrics by Aldo von Pinelli
Sung by Marlene Dietrich and Liselotte Malkowsky
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A Julie Harris tour-de-force
27 November 2003 | by (Cinnaminson, NJ, USA) – See all my reviews

In this film Julie Harris reprises her Tony award-winning performance as Sally Bowles bumming in 1920s Berlin. I loved Julie and envied Sally and her carefree ways, but I was young then. While the film may not be "important," it does tell us something about life and culture based upon Christopher Isherwood's evocation of fun-loving pre-Hitler Berlin. It's about a world and time long vanished & highly lamented by aging romantics such as I. So temper your critical faculties and just enjoy a stunning performance by Julie Harris who has won more Tony Awards (5) than any other actress.


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