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Cabaret -- Liza Minnelli stars in this musical extravaganza set in a Berlin cabaret in 1931, where the rising tide of Nazism has direct effects on the lives of several individuals.
Cabaret -- A female girlie club entertainer in Weimar Republic era Berlin romances two men while the Nazi Party rises to power around them.
Cabaret -- Clip: Money
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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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 »
The Award-Winning Smash Hit Musical [UK Video] See more »
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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Won 8 Oscars. Another 27 wins & 15 nominations See more »
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  (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)
Ellen Umlauf ... Lady at Party (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 by)

Jay Presson Allen (screenplay by) (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)
Crew verified as complete

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124 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
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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In the original Broadway version, the main characters are an American writer and English singer. In the film version, they are an English writer and an American singer.See more »
Continuity: As Max drops off Brian and Sally packs for the African trip, Brian's shirt changes style and colour. In Max's car his shirt is blue with a rounded collar but, by the time he enters the apartment, it is white with a pointed collar.See more »
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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Where was the movie shot?
In the Tomorrrow belongs to me scene why does the oldman look annoyed?
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69 out of 96 people found the following review useful.
Perfect On All Levels, 20 November 1999
Author: joe7 from New York, NY

On a historical level, a personal-story level, and as pure entertainment "Cabaret" works perfectly. The scene is Berlin, Germany, only two years before Hitler would come to total power. It is the Berlin that Christopher Isherwood lived in and wrote about: poverty, drug and alcohol escapism, criminals, sleazebags, fighting in the streets, venereal disease, the prostitution of both sexes, the desperation to escape through the film industry, the temporary escape from the harshness of life in "naughty" nightclubs like The Kit Kat Club, which encapsulates it all. It's a bad scene, and a good example of, perhaps, why so many Germans felt in need of a Hitler. There's not a single verbal reference to Hitler, and yet the presence of the growing Nazi movement all around these decadent misfits is ever present in this film. But you can't blame any of these apolitical people for that. Liza Minelli and Michael York's characters are so needy, so desperate just to find some personal happiness in life. They can't be bothered with what's going on in the bigger picture. Except for the Master Of Ceremonies at the Club: Joel Grey's character is a semi-supernatural all-seeing character, mocking, seeming to somehow know EXACTLY the further destruction Germany's headed for. His scary all-knowing grinning face pops in regularly to remind us. The musical number "Tomorrow Belongs To Me" is so effective an illustration of the appeal this new Nazi hope held for impoverished suffering Germans, and yet we have The Master Of Ceremonies' evil nodding grin to remind us, in retrospect, what it really led to.Just as every musical number (aside from being so beautifully choreographed and presented) reminds us of the desperation in Sally Bowles' life and in most of Germany. "Money Makes The World Go Around" is a perfect musical number, and so illustrative of the horrendous financial state of Germany at the time. Joel Grey's raunchy "Two Ladies" on the Kit Kat stage to the hysterical delight of the decadent crowd reminds us that all sexual propriety has broken down (including in the lives of the main characters, now involved in a threeway with one of the few Germans who still has some wealth intact). Everyone who wants an example of the artistic heights that film can reach should see "Cabaret".

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