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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:
6 May 1982 (Brazil) 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 »
User Reviews:
Le Film Hot See more (97 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
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 ... Admirer at Rehearsal (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)
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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 (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Trivia:
The costume worn by Julie Andrews, in the number "The Shady Dame From Seville", Is in fact the same costume worn by Robert Preston at the end of the film. It was made to fit Preston, and then, using a series of hooks and eyes at the back, it was drawn in tight to fit Andrews' shapely figure. Additional black silk ruffles were also added to the bottom of the garment, to hide the differences in height.currently own the garment, and its a pleasure to watch the dress being damaged by Preston, as the rips and tears are still present. The fabric is a black and brown crepe, with fine gold threads woven into it, that when lit appears to have an almost wet look about it.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: 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 »
Quotes:
Norma:[after sex] Pooky... it's no big deal.
[raspberries King]
Norma:It happens to everyone... men, mean. We're lucky... women, I mean... we can fake it if we have to.
[King glares at her]
Norma:Oh, oh, don't get me wrong... I never have with you! Faked it, I mean. With you it's like... pow, pow, pow, like the fourth of July, every time! But just tonight, cause you couldn't... up to now, it's been grand, Pooky, really, really grand, but if there's one thing I know for sure...
[...]
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43 out of 49 people found the following review useful.
Le Film Hot, 5 August 2005
Author: Lechuguilla from Dallas, Texas

Dazzling art direction, lavish costumes, funny dialogue, a fabulous soundtrack, and Robert Preston make "Victor/Victoria" one of filmdom's most entertaining musicals of all time. Set in 1934 Paris, and filmed in luscious color, the film tells the story of two down and out friends who carry out an ingenious plan to get rich. Toddy (Robert Preston), a gay performer, persuades Victoria (Julie Andrews), a struggling singer, to change her appearance to that of a man so that she can pose on stage as a female impersonator. Blake Edwards converts the film's clever concept into a film of true cinematic flair and panache.

The film's music alone is enough to make "Victor/Victoria" a winner. With consummate verve, Andrews sings the lively "Le Jazz Hot", a stage performance that has been mimicked by, it seems, one in ten talent competitors in the Miss America Pageant for the last twenty years. The colorful song "The Shady Dame From Seville" is memorable as a cultural classic. Even the restrained "You And Me" is satisfying, with its old fashioned charm. And Henry Mancini's wistful and slightly melancholy original score adds melodic balance to the flashy stage numbers.

The casting is perfect. I cannot imagine anyone other than Julie Andrews as Victoria. James Garner is fine as King Marchand. And in support roles, Lesley Ann Warren adds sexy spunk as Norma, and Alex Karras is surprisingly effective as Marchand's bodyguard. But it is music man Robert Preston who leads this top notch Hollywood talent parade. Preston is likable throughout, and is a hoot in the film's finale.

If the film has a flaw, it might be in the editing. The plot in Act Two slows down. Or, to say it a little differently, it ... drags (so to speak). The 132 minute runtime is a tad long maybe, and so a few scene deletions here and there might have rendered a slight improvement in the pace. But, this is a minor issue, one that I raise only in my grasping-at-straws attempt to find something to complain about.

"Victor/Victoria" is an expressive, fun, one-of-a-kind musical garden party that easily makes my list of top fifty films ever made.

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