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Victor Victoria -- Out-of-work singer Julie Andrews conspires with Robert Preston to pose as a female impersonator in order to get work on the Paris cabaret circuit.
Victor Victoria -- A struggling female soprano finds work playing a male female impersonator, but it complicates her personal life.


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Blake Edwards (screenplay) and
Hans Hoemburg (concept)
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Release Date:
2 April 1982 (USA) See more »
The disguise surprise comedy of the year!
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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Won Oscar. Another 12 wins & 13 nominations See more »
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Cast & Mancini's Music Great! See more (102 total) »


  (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)
David Ford .... special effects technician (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)
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
Rick Lester .... stunts (uncredited)
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)
Cyril Howard .... the producers wish to thank: for their cooperation in making this motion picture, Pinewood Studios

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132 min
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Rumors that Tom Selleck was at one time under consideration to play King Marchand were denied by Blake Edwards, who insisted that his first and only choice for the role was James Garner.See more »
Revealing mistakes: In the second Chez Lui nightclub brawl scene, Madame President (the older woman who has her wig ripped off) is thrown up on the piano. When the piano collapses, it is clearly seen to be made out of balsa wood or a very thin laminate of some kind.See more »
[the manager is pressing a starving Victoria for her rent]
Manager of Victoria's hotel:You promised to pay me on Tuesday, then on Wednesday, then on Thursday...
Victoria:[pointing at his bib] What's that?
Manager of Victoria's hotel:What?
[Victoria runs a finger over a food stain and tastes it]
Manager of Victoria's hotel:Uh, yes, with meatballs.
Victoria:I'll sleep with you for a meatball.
Manager of Victoria's hotel:[taken aback] You would?
Victoria:Oh, missed your chance.
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Movie Connections:
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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Cast & Mancini's Music Great!, 30 March 2009
Author: shanfrina from United States

Me thinks several semi-homophobic comments need to look in-their-mirrors!?! This classic, Blake Edwards musical/comedy is still-a-treasure after ALL-these-years! Pure Hollywood entertainment! Reviewed Julie Andrews' Vegas debut for "Billboard Magazine" at Caesars Palace in the late '70s & was dazzled by her amazing talent. She was so gracious at the after-show dinner party, personally meeting each press member at their tables! A classy lady! - Had seen Robert Preston with Mary Martin in the musical/comedy "I Do! I Do!" on Broadway in '66. This was his best movie role ever, way better than "The Music Man." & Leslie Ann Warren nearly stole-the-movie with her dead-on portrayal of the dippy gun moll!?! & Henry "Hank" Mancini's amazing score proves-the-vital element-of-music in film. It's wonderful!!!

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