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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 »
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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 25 wins & 15 nominations See more »
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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)
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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)
Virginia Lord .... publicist (uncredited)
Myrna Post .... publicist (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
124 min
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Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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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:
"Tomorrow Belongs to Me" was written by John Kander and Fred Ebb in the style of a traditional German song, sung by the Nazi youth in the movie, to stir up patriotism for the "fatherland". It has often been mistaken for a genuine "Nazi anthem" and has led to the songwriters being accused of anti-Semitism. This would be most surprising, as they are, in fact, Jewish (This fact has not stopped openly racist and anti-Semitic rock groups, like Skrewdriver, from recording the song and performing it at White Power rallies). It is also the only song sung outside of the cabaret setting to survive the transition from stage to film.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: 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:Screw Maximilian!
Sally:I do.
Brian:So do I.
Sally:You two bastards!
Brian:Two? Two? Shouldn't that be three?
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
CabaretSee more »

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62 out of 89 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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