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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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Life is a Cabaret See more »

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Drama | Musical

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Release Date:

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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1.85 : 1
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In an interview given at the time of the film's release, Liza Minnelli said you could tell she was the star of the cabaret in which the movie is set because she's the only performer with shaved armpits. See more »

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During the song "Willkommen" when the Master of Ceremonies says "Outside, it is windy," his mouth does not match what he's saying on the word "windy". See more »

Quotes

Brian Roberts: How's the, uh, gigolo campaign going?
Fritz Wendel: Terrible. This week, already I'm giving up three dinner invitations to spend thirty-two marks on her.
Brian Roberts: That's quite a sacrifice.
Fritz Wendel: And here's the craziness: I like it. God damn it!
Brian Roberts: What?
Fritz Wendel: I think I'm falling in love with her.
Brian Roberts: Oh, I'm so sorry.
Fritz Wendel: So am I.
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Soundtracks

Tomorrow Belongs To Me
Written by John Kander and Fred Ebb
Sung onscreen by the Nazi youth with singing voice provided by Mark Lambert
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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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