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Cabaret -- 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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Cabaret -- 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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Director:
Writers:
Joe Masteroff (based on the musical play "Cabaret" book by)
John Van Druten (based on the play by)
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Release Date:
13 February 1972 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The Award-Winning Smash Hit Musical [UK Video] See more »
Plot:
A female girlie club entertainer in Weimar Republic era Berlin romances two men while the Nazi Party rises to power around them. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Won 8 Oscars. Another 26 wins & 15 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
In here life is beautiful! See more (171 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Liza Minnelli ... Sally Bowles

Michael York ... Brian Roberts
Helmut Griem ... Maximilian von Heune

Joel Grey ... Master of Ceremonies
Fritz Wepper ... Fritz Wendel

Marisa Berenson ... Natalia Landauer
Elisabeth Neumann-Viertel ... Fräulein Schneider
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
Inge Jaeger ... Kit-Kat Dancer
Angelika Koch ... Kit-Kat Dancer
Helen Velkovorska ... Kit-Kat Dancer
Gitta Schmidt ... Kit-Kat Dancer
Louise Quick ... Kit-Kat Dancer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Oliver Collignon ... Hitler youth singer (uncredited)
Pierre Franckh ... Nazi with Collecting Box (uncredited)

Directed by
Bob Fosse 
 
Writing credits
Joe Masteroff (based on the musical play "Cabaret" book by)

John Van Druten (based on the play by)

Christopher Isherwood (stories)

Jay Presson Allen (screenplay) (as Jay Allen)

Produced by
Cy Feuer .... producer
Harold Nebenzal .... associate producer
Martin Baum .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
John Kander 
Ralph Burns (adaptation score) (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Geoffrey Unsworth (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
David Bretherton 
 
Casting by
Renate Neuchl 
 
Production Design by
Rolf Zehetbauer 
 
Art Direction by
Hans Jürgen Kiebach  (as Jurgen Kiebach)
 
Costume Design by
Charlotte Flemming 
 
Makeup Department
Susi Krause .... makeup and hairstyling
Gus Le Pre .... hair styles: Miss Minnelli's
Raimund Stangl .... makeup and hairstyling
 
Production Management
Pia Arnold .... production manager
Wolfram Kohtz .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Wolfgang Glattes .... assistant director
Douglas Green .... assistant director
Stefan Zürcher .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Richard Eglseder .... property master
Herbert Strabel .... set dresser (as Herbert Strabl)
 
Sound Department
David Hildyard .... sound
Robert Knudson .... dubbing
Arthur Piantadosi .... dubbing
James M. Falkinburg .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
Doug Grindstaff .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Herbert Fischer .... gaffer
Lars Looschen .... stills
Peter MacDonald .... camera operator
John Campbell .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ille Sievers .... wardrobe
Ute Meyer-Martin .... costume assistant (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
David Ramirez .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Ralph Burns .... conductor
Ralph Burns .... music arranger
Ralph Burns .... music supervisor
Fred Ebb .... composer: additional songs
Fred Ebb .... lyrics by
Illo Endrulat .... music editor
Bob Fosse .... musical numbers staged by
John Kander .... composer: additional songs
Raoul Kraushaar .... music coordinator
Karola Storr .... music editor
Robert Tracy .... music editor (as Robert N. Tracy)
Fred Werner .... choreographic music associate
 
Other crew
Jutta Beil .... dance co-ordinator
Bob Fosse .... dances staged by
Vic Heutschy .... unit publicist
Jane Meagher .... auditor
Harold Prince .... produced on the New York stage by
Osman Ragheb .... dialogue coach
John Sharpe .... choreographic assistant
Trudy von Trotha .... script supervisor (as Trudi Von Trotha)
Hugh Wheeler .... research consultant
Michael Alpert .... publicist (uncredited)
Stephanie Daniel .... double: Liza Minnelli (uncredited)
Virginia Lord .... publicist (uncredited)
Myrna Post .... publicist (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
124 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
3 Channel Stereo (5.0 Surround Sound) (L-R)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Canada:PG (video rating) | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:L | Peru:14 | Portugal:M/16 | Portugal:M/12 (DVD rating) | Singapore:PG | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (tv rating) | UK:15 (re-rating) (2002) | UK:15 (video rating) (1986) (1992) (1996) (2004) | USA:PG (Approved No. 23254) | West Germany:16

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Trivia:
20 British actors were tested or auditioned for the role of Brian including Malcolm McDowell, David Hemmings, Timothy Dalton, Leonard Whiting, Jeremy Irons, John McEnery, Bruce Robinson, Tim Curry and Paul Nicholas.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: During the song "Cabaret", Sally's "cross your heart" halter dress changes from crossing left-over-right to right-over-left and back between shots.See more »
Quotes:
Sally:[singing] Life is a cabaret ol' chum so come to the Cabaret.See more »
Soundtrack:
Don't Tell MamaSee more »

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57 out of 89 people found the following review useful.
In here life is beautiful!, 28 September 2004
Author: Meadesse

I really wanted to see this movie after I bought the soundtrack for the Broadway revival version of the Cabaret musical this summer. So I bought the DVD and at first I was a little disappointed.Not by the movie really,but by the fact that not all the songs from the Broadway show were in the film.I really love that soundtrack so it mattered to me a lot.

Well by now I have really gotten over it.It doesn't matter anymore because the film works so well without the other songs,I feel it has everything essential from the stage version,which I have never even seen btw,yet anyway.

This is not your typical musical.It is made in a very realistic way,so there is no sudden singing like normally in musicals.Almost all the songs are performed in the Kit Kat club and they add to the seedy atmosphere there.Thinking about it now this was a good choice.It allows you to really focus on the characters and their development...as a realistic drama Cabaret is wonderful.

The actors are very good.I never cared much for Liza Minelli before but in this film she gives the perfect performance.Being very believable as Sally,who goes through so many things but still,in the end,decides to continue like before. "Life is a Cabaret old chum..."

Michael Yorke and Joel Grey are also very good.I have a thing for Alan Cumming from the Broadway version as the MC,he seemed so sleazy it was amazing,but I have to admit that Joel Grey was excellent in the movie.He was all together funny and creepy and I don't wonder why he got the Oscar from this role.

Cabaret deals a lot with the Nazis coming into power in Germany in the early 1930's,even though it looks like a secondary theme in the movie.The closing shot is off a room full of Nazis shown through a mirror.It leaves no questions about the future of Germany.I haven't seen that many films dealing with pre nazi Germany before and I thought this one did it quite well.

So Cabaret is basically not "just" a musical.It has some darker themes about society,as well as showing us what the night life,and life in general,in poor Germany after the first World War just before Hitler came to power was like.And yes it also has wonderful musical scenes,good acting and is definitely worth the time to check out if these things interest you!!

9 out of 10.

"So, life is disappointing? Forget it! In here, life is beautiful. The girls are beautiful. Even the orchestra is beautiful."

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