In Weimar-era Berlin, an aspiring writer strikes up a friendship with a vivacious, penniless singer.
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Did You Know?
The character of Sally Bowles was based upon a real person Jean Ross
. In reality, Ross was considerably more politically-inclined and intelligent than the Sally Bowles character created by Christopher Isherwood
. In addition to being an actress and singer, Ross was a devout Stalinist and served as a war correspondent during the Spanish Civil War. She was noted for her heroism in reporting from the front lines of battles. Her many romantic partners included Eric Maschwitz
, Peter van Eyck
, Claud Cockburn
, and poet John Cornford. See more
Whilst most of the film is a flashback set in the early 1930s, all the costumes and hairstyles worn are straight out of the early 1950s. See more
Any mess you get into, you try and get out of by using your extremely inadequate sex appeal.
In opening credits, Shelley Winters is misspelled "Shelly". See more
Referenced in Gremlins 2: The New Batch
Ich hab' noch einen Koffer in Berlin
Music by Ralph Maria Siegel
Lyrics by Aldo von Pinelli
Sung by Marlene Dietrich
and Liselotte Malkowsky See more