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Cast

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François Durnais
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Simone Pistache
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Paul Barriere
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Philipe Forrestier
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Claudine
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Andre - the head waiter
Leon Belasco ...
Arturo - orchestra leader
Nestor Paiva ...
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John A. Neris ...
Jacques - the Photographer
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Judge Merceaux
Ann Codee ...
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1896, Montmartre: the Can-Can, the dance in which the women lift their skirts, is forbidden. Nevertheless Simone has it performed every day in her night club. Her employees use their female charm to let the representatives of law enforcement look the other way - or even attend the shows. But then the young ambitious judge Philippe Forrestier decides to bring this to an end. Will Simone manage to twist him round her little finger, too? Her boyfriend Francois certainly doesn't like to watch her trying. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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9 March 1960 (USA)  »

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Cole Porter's Can-Can  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Gwen Verdon won the 1954 Tony Award (New York City) for Supporting or Featured Actress in a Musical for "Can-Can". See more »

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François Durnais: You look like a broken umbrella.
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Referenced in M*A*S*H: Movie Tonight (1977) See more »

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Let's Do It
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Sung and Danced by Frank Sinatra and Shirley MacLaine
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Cole Porter indifferently performed....
6 June 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The performers do not sing Cole Porter the way the best of singers can sing Cole Porter. Doris Day in "Lullaby of Broadway" sings "Just one of those things" wearing a tuxedo in a way that outshines Maurice Chevalier. Bob Hope singing "You do something to me" excels in a way that Louis Jordan cannot. Frank Sinatra and Shirley McClain singing "Let's do it" ends up as tepid as it gets as compared to almost anyone else's rendition. That these are all masters of the singer's craft makes for an astounding realization--the knack for singing a Cole Porter song is not for everyone or for every vehicle. One wonders how other singers handle interpretation of these songs in the same play. The movie was disappointing because the performances were disappointing.


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