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An out-of-work singer, Victoria Grant (Julie Andrews), meets a just-fired, flamboyant gay man in a diner in 1920's Paris. He convinces her to pretend to be a man who is a female impersonator in order to get a job. The act is a hit in a local nightclub, but things get complicated when a gangster and nightclub owner from Chicago, King Marchan (Michael Nouri) falls in-love with "her." Written by Anonymous

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Final feature film directed by Blake Edwards. See more »

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Remake of Viktor and Viktoria (1957) See more »

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You & Me
Music by Henry Mancini
Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
Sung by Julie Andrews and Tony Roberts
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Julie Andrews Vocal Swansong
24 December 2000 | by (Cleveland, Ohio USA) – See all my reviews

Devotees of musical theatre history in general and Julie Andrews in particular will appreciate this complete filming of Andrew's "final" vocal role in 1995's "Victor/Victoria."

Here is an opportunity to see one of the world's most talented best loved performers in what may well be her last singing performance in a theatrical role. Vocal problems incurred during the run of this Broadway production ended a fabulous career for this legendary musical comedy artist.

Recreating a role done thirteen years earlier on film-- both written and directed by Andrew's husband, Blake Edwards--Andrews excels in the part through her sheer "star power." While one may be aware of clever "cover-up techniques" to mask or relieve her vocal instrument, one never tires of the indomitable Andrews spunk and spirit as she sails through this challengingly campy role to great success.

Several cameras are employed to provide movement and variety in the filming of this production before a live audience. Still, the limitations are built into the enterprise from the start, and this "Victor/Victoria" becomes more of a connoisseur's than general public's treasure.

Andrews fans and other special interest viewers will greatly appreciate this opportunity to see and own this now historic performance and theatre piece perserved on video for library and private collectors' archives.


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