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Victor Victoria -- A struggling female soprano finds work playing a male female impersonator, but it complicates her personal life.

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Director:
Writers:
Blake Edwards (screenplay) and
Hans Hoemburg (concept)
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Release Date:
2 April 1982 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The disguise surprise comedy of the year!
Plot:
A struggling female soprano finds work playing a male female impersonator, but it complicates her personal life. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 12 wins & 13 nominations See more »
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User Reviews:
Highly enjoyable transgender comedy with Andrews and Preston at their best... See more (98 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Julie Andrews ... Victoria Grant

James Garner ... King Marchand

Robert Preston ... Carole "Toddy" Todd

Lesley Ann Warren ... Norma Cassady

Alex Karras ... 'Squash' Bernstein

John Rhys-Davies ... Andre Cassell
Graham Stark ... Waiter
Peter Arne ... Labisse
Herb Tanney ... Charles Bovin (as Sherloque Tanney)
Michael Robbins ... Manager of Victoria's hotel
Norman Chancer ... Sal Andratti

David Gant ... Restaurant Manager
Maria Charles ... Madame President
Malcolm Jamieson ... Richard DiNardo
John Cassady ... Juke
Mike Tezcan ... Clam
Christopher Good ... Stage Manager
Matyelok Gibbs ... Cassell's Receptionist (as Matyelock Gibbs)
Jay Benedict ... Guy Langois
Olivier Pierre ... Langois' Companion

Martin Rayner ... Concierge
George Silver ... Fat Man Eating an Eclair
Joanna Dickens ... Large Lady in Restaurant
Terence Skelton ... Deviant Husband
Ina Skriver ... Simone Kallisto
Stuart Turton ... Boyfriend to Actress
Geoffrey Beevers ... Police Inspector
Sam Williams ... Chorus Boy

Simon Chandler ... Chorus Boy
Neil Cunningham ... Nightclub M.C
Vivienne Maya ... Chambermaid (as Vivienne Chandler)
Bill Monks ... Leclou
Perry Davey ... Balancing Man
Elizabeth Vaughan ... Opera Singer in Madame Butterfly
Paddy Ward ... René, Photographer
Tim Stern ... Desk Clerk Third Rate Hotel
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Norman Alden ... Man in Hotel with Shoes (uncredited)
George Lane Cooper ... Man in Bar (uncredited)
Peter Diamond ... Man in Bar (uncredited)
Geoffrey Edwards ... 'Divine' Admirer at Rehearsal (uncredited)
Kevin Field ... Boy on Stagecoach (uncredited)

Derek Lyons ... Dancer (uncredited)
Chrissy Monk ... Dancer (uncredited)
Ralph Morse ... Saxophonist in Club Sequence (uncredited)

Glen Murphy ... Boxer (uncredited)
Nosher Powell ... Man in Bar (uncredited)
Paddy Stone ... Rehearsal Choreographer (uncredited)

Directed by
Blake Edwards 
 
Writing credits
Blake Edwards (screenplay)

Hans Hoemburg  concept
Reinhold Schünzel  1933 script

Produced by
Tony Adams .... producer
Blake Edwards .... producer
Gerald T. Nutting .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Henry Mancini 
 
Cinematography by
Dick Bush (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Ralph E. Winters 
 
Casting by
Mary Selway 
 
Production Design by
Rodger Maus 
 
Art Direction by
Tim Hutchinson 
William Craig Smith 
 
Set Decoration by
Harry Cordwell 
 
Costume Design by
Patricia Norris 
 
Makeup Department
Paul Engelen .... makeup artist
Harry Frampton .... makeup artist
Peter Frampton .... makeup artist
John Isaacs .... hair stylist: Miss Andrews
Joyce James .... hairdresser
Colin Jamison .... hairdresser
Bobbie Smith .... chief hairdresser
 
Production Management
Denis Johnson Jr. .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Hoult .... first assistant director
Peter Kohn .... second assistant director
Paul Tivers .... second assistant director
Gerry Gavigan .... first assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Andrew Ackland-Snow .... junior draughtsman
John Alvin .... poster artist
Ted Ambrose .... assistant art director
Albert Blackshaw .... construction manager
Frank Graves .... scenic artist
Bernie Hearn .... stand-by props (as Bernard Hearn)
David Lusby .... production buyer
Anthony Pratt .... sketch artist
Nick Rivers .... stand-by dressings
Bob Sherwood .... stand-by propman
Alan Tomkins .... assistant art director
Barry Wilkinson .... property master
Peter Wood .... additional scenic artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Roy Charman .... sound mixer
Rusty Coppleman .... sound editor
Graham V. Hartstone .... dubbing mixer
Nicolas Le Messurier .... dubbing mixer
Teddy Mason .... sound editor
Gordon K. McCallum .... chief dubbing mixer
George Rice .... sound engineer
John Salter .... boom operator
Jonathan Andrews .... playback operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Neil Corbould .... special effects (uncredited)
Martin Gutteridge .... special effects supervisor (uncredited)
Jimmy Harris .... special effects (uncredited)
Garth Inns .... special effects (uncredited)
Graham Longhurst .... special effects (uncredited)
Bert Luxford .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Albert Whitlock .... special visual effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Peter Brace .... stunts
George Lane Cooper .... stunts (as George Cooper)
Jack Cooper .... stunts
Peter Diamond .... stunts
Joe Dunne .... stunt coordinator
Dorothy Ford .... stunts
Martin Grace .... stunts
Nick Hobbs .... stunts
Mark McBride .... stunts
Dinny Powell .... stunts
Greg Powell .... stunts
Nosher Powell .... stunts
Doug Robinson .... stunts
Eddie Stacey .... stunts
Rocky Taylor .... stunts
Chris Webb .... stunt performer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ronald Anscombe .... focus puller
David Appleby .... still photographer
George Beavis .... camera grip
Mike Heaviside .... vtr operator
Bob Kindred .... camera operator
John May .... gaffer
Algernon Sucharov .... clapper loader
David Wynn-Jones .... first assistant camera
Don Brown .... video playback operator (uncredited)
John Harris .... additional camera operator (uncredited)
Chris Warren .... additional video operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jackie Cummins .... wardrobe mistress
Tiny Nicholls .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
David Beesley .... assistant editor
Geoffrey Edwards .... assistant editor
Alan Killick .... editor: UK
Robert Pergament .... assistant editor
Ken Ross .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Howard Blake .... orchestrator
Leslie Bricusse .... lyricist
Robert Hathaway .... music editor (as Bob Hathaway)
Henry Mancini .... composer: songs
 
Other crew
Jeremy Coote .... production runner
Kay Fenton .... continuity
Geoff Freeman .... publicist
Maggie Goodwin .... assistant choreographer
Lindsey Jones .... director of publicity
Lesley Keane .... assistant: Mr. Adams
Kevin King .... payroll accountant
Bernard Spence .... production accountant
Paddy Stone .... choreographer
Francine Taylor .... assistant: Mr. Edwards
Joyce Turner .... production assistant
Peter Corbett .... runner (uncredited)
Steve Dale .... production runner (uncredited)
Callum McDougall .... production runner (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Cyril Howard .... the producers wish to thank: for their cooperation in making this motion picture, Pinewood Studios
 

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Runtime:
132 min
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Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Julie Andrews and Blake Edwards are couple in real life.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The reaction shots of Andre and Toddy watching Victoria during her first "Shady Dame of Seville" number have them wearing the same boutonnières they wore during her very first show, but when Toddy and Victoria arrive back at the hotel Toddy has a different colored one.See more »
Quotes:
[Victoria is crying & Toddy is holding her]
Toddy:God, there'd been times I'd given my soul to cry like that.
Victoria:[sobs] I hate it!
Toddy:You wouldn't if you couldn't do it anymore.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in The 76th Annual Academy Awards (2004) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Le Jazz HotSee more »

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11 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Highly enjoyable transgender comedy with Andrews and Preston at their best..., 3 September 2006
Author: Neil Doyle from U.S.A.

Paris in the '30s is the setting for this screwball sex comedy wherein JULIE ANDREWS, for the sake of being employed, takes a job as a woman pretending to be a man pretending to be a woman--figure that one out. Then we have a great moment when ROBERT PRESTON does an imitation of Julie singing "The Shady Dame from Seville" in drag--yes drag--the actor who played such sturdy romantic leads in the '40s and '50s is hilarious as a gay blade who hooks up with Julie during a restaurant scene in which she plants a cockroach in her plate to avoid paying for dinner.

That's the kind of romp this is. And it's extremely witty, with JAMES GARNER as Julie's romantic interest who hasn't figured out why he's so attracted to "the shady dame" when she's supposed to be a man.

First-rate sets and cinematography in color, and while none of it really makes any sense, the song and dance routines are fabulous with some great tunes by Henry Mancini. LESLEY ANN WARREN gives a priceless performance as a bird brained vamp in her Oscar nominated supporting role.

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