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
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The cockroaches were in a kind of deep freeze coma. They were placed where necessary for the scene and heated with a hair dryer. The crew could only hope that they went in the right direction and no one knew quite where they went after filming of the scene was completed. See more
In both scenes of "Shady Lady from Seville", first with Julie, the second with Toddy, the stars in the window behind the fountain keep changing positions. During close-ups the arrangement of the lights (stars) differ from distant shots. Only once did the camera position change when it followed Julie during the scene, otherwise in stayed in one position, and should not have effected the position of the stars. See more
I don't care if you are a man.
I'm... not a man.
I still don't care.
Referenced in Serial Mom
You And Me
Performed by Robert Preston
and Julie Andrews See more