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Director:
Writers:
Dorothy Kingsley (screenplay) and
Charles Lederer (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
9 March 1960 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The Entertainment Event of the Year!
Plot:
1896, Montmartre: the Can-Can, the dance in which the women lift their skirts, is forbidden. Nevertheless... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Long, Dull & Lifeless See more (19 total) »

Cast

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Frank Sinatra ... François Durnais

Shirley MacLaine ... Simone Pistache

Maurice Chevalier ... Paul Barriere

Louis Jourdan ... Philipe Forrestier

Juliet Prowse ... Claudine

Marcel Dalio ... Andre - the head waiter
Leon Belasco ... Arturo - orchestra leader
Nestor Paiva ... Bailiff
John A. Neris ... Jacques - the Photographer
Jean Del Val ... Judge Merceaux
Ann Codee ... League president
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Geneviève Aumont ... Secretary (uncredited)
Frank Baker ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Eugene Borden ... Police Officer Chevrolet (uncredited)
Carole Bryan ... Gigi (uncredited)
Charles Carmen ... Knife Thrower (uncredited)
Barbara Carter ... Camille (uncredited)
Peter Coe ... Police Officer Dupont (uncredited)
Marcel De la Brosse ... Plainclothesman (uncredited)
George DeNormand ... Club Patron (uncredited)
Nicole Desbrosses ... (uncredited)
Jane Earl ... Renee (uncredited)
Ruth Earl ... Julie (uncredited)
Laura Fraser ... Germaine (uncredited)
Renee Godfrey ... Dowager (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Jonathan Kidd ... Recorder (uncredited)
Edward Le Veque ... Judge (uncredited)
Vera Lee ... Gabrielle (uncredited)
Wilbur Mack ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Ambrogio Malerba ... Apache Dancer (uncredited)
Maurice Marsac ... Bailiff (uncredited)
Alphonse Martell ... The Butler (uncredited)
Lisa Mitchell ... Fifi (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Club Patron (uncredited)
Wanda Shannon ... Maxine (uncredited)
Mary Stewart ... Can-Can Dance (uncredited)
Wilda Taylor ... Lili (uncredited)
Darlene Tittle ... Giselle (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ... Club Patron (uncredited)
Lili Valenty ... Dowager (uncredited)
Marc Wilder ... The Dancer as Adam (uncredited)
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Directed by
Walter Lang 
 
Writing credits
Dorothy Kingsley (screenplay) and
Charles Lederer (screenplay)

Abe Burrows (musical comedy)

Produced by
Saul Chaplin .... associate producer
Jack Cummings .... producer (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
William H. Daniels 
 
Film Editing by
Robert L. Simpson  (as Robert Simpson)
 
Art Direction by
Jack Martin Smith 
Lyle R. Wheeler 
 
Set Decoration by
Paul S. Fox 
Walter M. Scott 
 
Costume Design by
Irene Sharaff 
 
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
Myrl Stoltz .... hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joseph E. Rickards .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
W.D. Flick .... sound
Fred Hynes .... sound recording supervisor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bill Johnson .... camera operator (uncredited)
Robert Willoughby .... special still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Wah Chang .... special costumes (uncredited)
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Leonard Doss .... color consultant
 
Music Department
Nelson Riddle .... conductor
Nelson Riddle .... music arranger
Robert Tucker .... vocal supervisor (as Bobby Tucker)
 
Other crew
Tony Duquette .... styling consultant
Cy Feuer .... stage producer (as Feuer and Martin)
Tom Keogh .... title designer
Ernest H. Martin .... stage producer (as Feuer and Martin)
Hermes Pan .... dance stager
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Cole Porter's Can-Can" - USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
131 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (35mm) (optical prints) | 70 mm 6-Track (Westrex Recording System) | 4-Track Stereo (35 mm) (magnetic prints)
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Trivia:
Gwen Verdon won the 1954 Tony Award (New York City) for Supporting or Featured Actress in a Musical for "Can-Can".See more »
Quotes:
François Durnais:You look like a broken umbrella.See more »
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Soundtrack:
Live and Let LiveSee more »

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6 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Long, Dull & Lifeless, 13 November 2005
Author: drednm from United States

Interminable film version of the hit Broadway musical, Can-Can is as flat as the fake champagne they drink in scene after scene. Even the several Cole Porter standards come off as boring, slow dirges.

Frank Sinatra walks thru his part of the playboy lawyer who at one points opines "Ring a Ding Ding," in 1896 Paris yet. Shirley MacLaine is shrill and gives a lousy performance. Louis Jourdan (a dead fish as usual) and smug Maurice Chevalier sing a dreadful song, "Your Business is Your Business" TWICE. Juliet Prowse is a so-so dancer and lousy actress.

So the question is WHY was this a hit on Broadway? The set designs here are terrible and defeat the good costumes. The direction is bad because this should NOT have been allowed to go on for 131 minutes.

Even the big production number with MacLaine as Eve and Prowse as the serpent is okay at best. MacLaine's outfit was shocking in 1960 but not now. Endless scenes of talking in offices, court rooms, etc. TALK TALK TALK and no humor or wit---just TALK.

And this is the musical that made Gwen Verdon a star? This ranks as one of the WORST film musicals I've ever seen.

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