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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Did You Know?
Lesley Ann Warren
was offered the stage role of Norma Cassidy (her Oscar (R) nominated role) in the stage version of "Victor/Victoria" starring Julie Andrews
, but had to turn it down due to other movie commitments. See more
The song Norma sings in the nightclub, "Chicago, Illinois," includes the line "maybe some day we'll have an airport." The movie is set in 1933. Midway Airport began operations in 1927 and by 1929 was considered "the world's busiest airport" with over 100,000 passengers annually. See more
You know, I know he's supposed to protect you, but does he have to stay in the same suite with us? I mean I just keep expecting him to break in while we're, uh... while we're making love.
He'd only do that if he heard something unusual. Like if I got excited!
Finale/Shady Dame From Seville (Reprise)
Music by Henry Mancini
Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
Performed by Robert Preston See more