Hat check man Louis Blore is in love with nightclub star May Daly. May, however, is love with a poor dancer, but wants to marry for money. When Louis wins the Irish Sweepstakes, he asks May to marry him and she accepts even though she doesn't love him. Soon after, Louis has an accident and gets knocked on the head, where he dreams that he's King Louis XV pursuing the infamous Madame Du Barry.Written by
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A promotional photo showing Lew Ayres and Jimmy Stewart dressed in ice-skating costumes for the movie Ice Follies of 1939 (1939) can be seen on the wall in the background during Gene Kelly's rendition of "Do I Love You?" in Lucille Ball's dressing room. See more »
(around 61 mins, 30 seconds) When Louis XV leaves his bedroom to go to another room, he opens the door with his left hand. But the next cut being a reverse shot, it shows that he has opened the door with his right hand. See more »
Now don't get me wrong, `Dubarry Was A Lady' Is not the best Movie Musical I 've ever seen, but it is one of the prettiest. I can't figure out how they where able to achieve such a creamy coloration in the film but the rich pastels used on the sets and costumes are just stunning. There are some wonderful big band numbers with Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra, featuring Dick Haymes. And a campy `Salmome' number by Virginia O'Brien. Gene Kelly looks great and does one nice dance routine, but he mostly sits around mooning over Lucille Ball. Speaking of Lucille Ball, this was her big debut at MGM, and MGM's first full Techincolor musical, and she looks incredible! Her firey red hair and trim figure were perfectly set off by the contemporary costumes, and she looks great in the powdered wigs too!
Give it a look!
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