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After writing a tell-all book about her days in the dance troupe "Barry Nichols and Les Girls", Sybil Wren (Kay Kendall) is sued for libeling her fellow dancer Angele (Taina Elg). A Rashomon... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Barry Nichols
Joanne 'Joy' Henderson
Kay Kendall ...
Lady Sybil Wren
Taina Elg ...
Angèle Ducros
Pierre Ducros
Sir Gerald Wren
Sir Percy
Stephen Vercoe ...
Mr. Outward
Philip Tonge ...
Associate Judge


After writing a tell-all book about her days in the dance troupe "Barry Nichols and Les Girls", Sybil Wren (Kay Kendall) is sued for libeling her fellow dancer Angele (Taina Elg). A Rashomon (1950)-style narrative presents the story from three points of view. Sybil accuses Angele of having an affair with Barry (Gene Kelly), while Angele insists that it was actually Sybil who was having the affair. Finally, Barry gives his side of the story. Written by Azure_Girl

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Release Date:

26 December 1957 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Cole Porter's Les Girls  »

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Sound Mix:

(35 mm magnetic prints) (Westrex Recording System)| (35 mm optical prints)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Heard in the background between the stage performances is a snippet of "Be a Clown." Cole Porter wrote this for, "The Pirate," and he wrote the rest of "Les Girls" songs. People might think that they hear a snippet of, "Make 'em Laugh," from "Singing in the Rain." But that song was based on/stolen by Arthur Freed from Cole Porter. (But that's another story.) See more »


Mitzi Gaynor breaks her picture over Gene Kelly's head, and storms out the door. As he gets up to go after her, the frame is still clearly around his neck. But as he goes out the door, the frame is gone. See more »


Angèle Ducros: Oh, you English. When will you learn that love is a souffle, not a pudding?
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Spoofs The Wild One (1953) See more »


You're Just Too Too!
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Performed by Gene Kelly and Kay Kendall (dubbed by Betty Wand)
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Kay Kendall makes it a delight
28 February 1999 | by (mountain view, ca) – See all my reviews

This would have been an enjoyable film without the enchanting comic actress Kay Kendall, but with her it's hilarious. It's a musical comedy version of "Rashomon"; a trial for libel where all the principals give wildly different versions of the same events. Gene Kelly, Taina Elg, and even Mitzi Gaynor are all fun, but it's Kendall who carries the show. She is one of those rare performers who can make you laugh with just a look on her face, but when given something like a drunk scene she can make you weep with laughter. Who cares if she could neither sing nor dance. Good score, too.

Sadly, Kendall made only two more films before her untimely death, what a loss to the world.

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