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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:
"Can-Can" emerges as a flat soufflé… 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)

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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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:
The Broadway production of "Can-Can" opened at the Shubert Theater in New York on May 7, 1953 and ran for 892 performances.See more »
Quotes:
François Durnais:You look like a broken umbrella.See more »
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Soundtrack:
Garden of EdenSee more »

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33 out of 41 people found the following review useful.
"Can-Can" emerges as a flat soufflé…, 25 March 2005

"Can-Can" is a feeble and obvious attempt to match the wit and high professional gloss of "Gigi." The cast even included Maurice Chevalier, still enjoying the quiet pleasures of old age as a tolerant judge named Paul Barriere, and Louis Jourdan, cast here as an upright young judge named Philippe Forrestier… After Judge Forrestier becomes amorously involved with the café owner Simone Pistache (Shirley MacLaine), and legally involved with her shifty lawyer boyfriend (Frank Sinatra), he is no longer the same man…

"Can-Can" is a musical film that virtually embodies the reasons for the decline of the genre in the sixties… Except for its appropriately gaudy costumes and for the exuberant performance by dancer Juliet Prowse as a cancan girl, the musical is without joy or genuine style under Walter Lang's unfocused direction…

The Cole Porter score reveals the composer at his most ersatz Parisian… The two of the central roles are grotesquely miscast: Sinatra, who seems to have arrived to Paris by way of New Jersey, creates no discernible or even vaguely likable character in François… MacLaine does well in the musical portions, but her Pistache is simply shrill and unappealing… Maurice Chevalier and Louis Jourdan work hard at injecting some life into the dull proceedings… Chevalier with his trademark shrugged-shoulders, laissez-faire attitude toward life and love, expressed to such songs as "Live and Let Live" and "Just One of Those Things," and Louis Jourdan with the French charm he displayed so prominently in "Gigi."

For all their efforts, however, Can-Can emerges as a flat soufflé…

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