In 1934 Paris, trained coloratura soprano Victoria Grant, a native Brit, can't get a job as a singer and is having trouble making ends meet. She doesn't even have enough money for the basics of food and shelter. Gay cabaret singer Carole 'Toddy' Todd may befall the same fate as Victoria as he was just fired from his singing gig at a second rate club named Chez Lui. To solve both their problems, Toddy comes up with what he considers an inspired idea: with Toddy as her manager, Victoria, pretending to be a man, get a job singing as a female impersonator. If they pull this scheme off, Toddy vows Victoria, as her male alter ego, will be the toast of Paris and as such be extremely wealthy. That alter ego they decide is Polish Count Victor Grazinski, Toddy's ex-lover who was disowned by his family when they found out he was gay. The Count auditions for the city's leading agent, Andre Cassell, who, impressed, gets him a gig performing in the city's best nightclub. In the audience on the ... Written by
The disguise surprise comedy of the year!
Did You Know?
This was the second consecutive movie that actress Julie Andrews
provoked controversy in relation to sexuality. In S.O.B.
, Andrews had controversially appeared topless thereby smashing her nice Mary Poppins
image. Andrews then in this movie appeared in drag, playing a man, pretending to be a woman, pretending to be man. See more
The film is suppose to take place in 1934. During Norma Cassady's song and dance number at King Marchand's Club in Chicago she sings about Chicago getting a an airport. Chicago Midway Airport was built in 1923 for Mail service and opened a passenger terminal in 1931. In 1932 Midway Airport claimed to be the World's Busiest with over 100,846 passengers on 60,947 flights. See more
Well it's probably for the best.
That's as bad as "love is a two-way street."
What it lacks in originality it makes up for in prophecy.
Remake of Viktor and Viktoria
"Finale/Shady Dame From Seville (Reprise)"
Performed by Robert Preston See more