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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 »
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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:
A fine way for the stars to break away from their earlier roles, and it's pretty funny, too. 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
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 (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Trivia:
This picture was one three films providing four performances that were Oscar nominated for drag at the 1983 Academy Awards ceremony, an all-time record for any one year. The movies and actors were: Dustin Hoffman for Tootsie (1982); Julie Andrews and Robert Preston for Victor Victoria (1982) and John Lithgow for The World According to Garp (1982).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In both scenes of "Shady Lady from Seville", first with Victoria, 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 while following Victoria, where otherwise it stayed in one position, and should not have effected the position of the stars.See more »
Quotes:
Victoria:How long have you been a homosexual?
Toddy:How long have you been a soprano?
Victoria:Since I was 12.
Toddy:I was a late bloomer.
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Soundtrack:
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16 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
A fine way for the stars to break away from their earlier roles, and it's pretty funny, too., 24 April 2000
Author: Tommy-92

Three of the stars of this movie all made their mark playing wholesome characters, (and all in musicals, ironically) but they certainly got rid of those personas in this film. Julie Andrews finally solved the problem of Maria by playing a woman pretending to be a man pretending to be a woman, Robert Preston's gay entertainer is a long, long way from Harold Hill, and Lesley Ann Warren... well, her floozy moll ("Ya mean you really aw... quee-uh?") basically erases all memories of Cinderella. All give excellent performances in this entertaining, funny film from director/co-writer Blake Edwards. And they all get to sing some great songs from Henry Mancini and Leslie Brucusse, among them "Le Jazz Hot," (in which Andrews sings in her lower range, and actually sizzles) "The Shady Dame From Seville," (first sung by Andrews, then hilariously reprised at the end by Preston) and "Chicago, Illinois." (Warren is great in that) Though there is a long stretch in the middle that either included jokes and/or subtleties that went over my head or just wasn't funny, though not bad, otherwise it's a great comedy. In addition to the three performers mentioned, James Garner is also good as the gangster who falls for Andrews but is unsure of her gender.

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