Taxi dancer Charity continues to have Faith in the human race despite apparently endless disappointments at its hands, and Hope that she will finally meet the nice young man to romance her ...
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Montmartre, 1896: 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... See full summary »
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 »
Liza Minnelli stars in a television concert directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse. She performs such songs as the title number, "Liza with a 'Z'" and "Son of a Preacher Man". The concert ... See full summary »
Taxi dancer Charity continues to have Faith in the human race despite apparently endless disappointments at its hands, and Hope that she will finally meet the nice young man to romance her away from her sleazy life. Maybe, just maybe, handsome Oscar will be the one to do it. Written by
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The company was filming on the day Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated. Actress Paula Kelly was so upset that she couldn't work. Director/choreographer Bob Fosse didn't quite understand, as he was so passionate about making the film. Nevertheless, he let everyone go home early. See more »
In the "Aloof" movement of "The Rich Man's Frug," two of the male principal dancers walk down the stairs to light a woman's cigarette, while the others dance behind them. The background choreography in this shot leads directly to the triangle formation of the next shot, and the two men are now in the middle of the group, although there was no time for them to reach that position. See more »
There ain't no use flappin' your wings, 'cause we are stuck in the flypaper of life!
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Bob Fosse's masterpiece and most amazing film creation, 'Sweet Charity' has to be the top of my list for musical/romance/comedy enjoyment. I have watched this film well over 50 times, and still it never tires me. Shirley MacLaine's performance as the title star, Charity Hope Valentine, is award-winning! Her genuine, lovable character really brings the film to life as you begin to know and understand her throughout it. I remember feeling immense sadness for her each time her love for another man is abused, and its films that bring emotion like that out of you that are one of the greats! The ending is truly captivating, and her faith in hope creates a fantastic feeling for the close of this wonderful movie, hopefully ever after.
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