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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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Herr Landauer
Jean Gargoet ...
Pierre
Stanley Maxted ...
Curtis B. Ryland, Editor
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Frederick Valk ...
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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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ALL NEW LAUGH RIOT! (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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Shelley Winters' name is misspelled "Shelly" in the opening credits. See more »

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In opening credits, Shelley Winters is misspelled "Shelly". See more »

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Version of Cabaret (1972) 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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Charming film treatment of Isherwood's "Goodbye to Berlin"
26 June 2002 | by (Fullerton CA) – See all my reviews

In Isherwood's preface to his "Berlin Stories" he talks about meeting Julie Harris backstage during "Camera's" Broadway run, and seeing her as the quintessential Sally Bowles. Maybe he was being gracious, but we couldn't have agreed more. Filled with witty dialogue, this film moved at a brisk pace, and yet when it was over, we felt as if we had seen an in depth slice of the demimonde life in pre-war Berlin. Harris was simply fascinating - what a beautiful smile! Highly recommended (if you can find it) for those who find this time and place irresistible.

Nice details too, including quick shots of Berlin "boot-girls" (dominatrix ladies of the night) and the El Dorado, one of the city's most colorful transvestite bars (even the murals inside are spot on!)


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