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Cabaret (1972)

PG  |   |  Drama, Musical  |  13 February 1972 (USA)
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A female girlie club entertainer in Weimar Republic era Berlin romances two men while the Nazi Party rises to power around them.

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Helmut Griem ...
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Fritz Wepper ...
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Elisabeth Neumann-Viertel ...
Helen Vita ...
Fräulein Kost
Sigrid von Richthofen ...
Fräulein Mayr (as Sigrid Von Richthofen)
Gerd Vespermann ...
Bobby
Ralf Wolter ...
Herr Ludwig
Georg Hartmann ...
Willi
Ricky Renée ...
Elke (as Ricky Renee)
Estrongo Nachama ...
Cantor
Kathryn Doby ...
Kit-Kat Dancer
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Storyline

Sally Bowles, an American singer in 1930s Berlin, falls in love with bi-sexual Brian. They are both then seduced by Max, a rich playboy. Sally becomes pregnant, and Brian offers to marry her... All the characters are linked by the Kit-Kat club, a nightspot where Sally sings. Written by Colin Tinto <cst@imdb.com>

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13 February 1972 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kabare  »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$42,765,000 (USA)
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When Liza Minnelli won the Best Actress Academy Award for this movie, she became the first and to date (2009) only person to win an Oscar whose parents (Judy Garland and Vincente Minnelli) had both won Academy Awards. Judy Garland never received a competitive Oscar. She got a special Oscar, for juvenile actress, for her work in The Wizard of OZ. See more »

Goofs

After she's tried to seduce Brian, Sally brings her record player into his room and plays a record....this is the 1930s so the record should be spinning at 78rpm. But it isn't...it's clearly playing at 33. See more »

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Brian: Sally is rather knowledgeable in these areas.
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It Couldn't Please Me More
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Definitely in the Top 10
10 August 1998 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

I have a very hard time picking a favorite, favorite film, but if forced to create a Top 10 List, this film would be there. Yes, Liza Minnelli CAN act , and brilliantly. The songs are wonderful and funny, the narrative is brilliant and dark. Those who typically don't like musicals might enjoy this, as there are none of those cheesy "I feel a song coming on" moments -

  • all of the music is confined to the stage of the Kit Kat Klub. Michael


York's role is often overshadowed by Minnelli's brassy Sally Bowles, but his work is equally strong. A+.


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