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I Am a Camera (1955)

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In Weimar-era Berlin, an aspiring writer strikes up a friendship with a vivacious, penniless singer.

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Henry Cornelius

Writers:

John Van Druten (from the play "I am a Camera"), Christopher Isherwood (based on the stories of) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julie Harris ... Sally Bowles
Laurence Harvey ... Christopher Isherwood
Shelley Winters ... Natalia Landauer
Ron Randell ... Clive
Lea Seidl Lea Seidl ... Fräulein Schneider
Anton Diffring ... Fritz Wendel
Ina De La Haye ... Herr Landauer
Jean Gargoet Jean Gargoet ... Pierre
Stanley Maxted Stanley Maxted ... Curtis B. Ryland, Editor
Alexis Bobrinskoy Alexis Bobrinskoy ... Proprietor (Troika)
André Mikhelson André Mikhelson ... Head Waiter (Troika)
Frederick Valk Frederick Valk ... Doctor
Tutte Lemkow ... Electro-Therapist
Patrick McGoohan ... Swedish Water Therapist
Julia Arnall ... Model
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Storyline

In Weimar-era Berlin, an aspiring writer strikes up a friendship with a vivacious, penniless singer.

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based on play | based on book | See All (2) »

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There are two points of view about SEX and " I Am a Camera" takes both of them! See more »

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Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 July 1955 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Une fille comme ça See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Marian Winters won the 1952 Tony Award (New York City) for Supporting or Features Actress in a Drama for "I Am A Camera" in the role of Natalia Landauer. See more »

Goofs

In the nightclub on New Year's Eve, the drummer does a drum roll, then a cymbal is heard without the drummer actually hitting the cymbal. See more »

Quotes

Christopher Isherwood: [to Sally] Any mess you get into, you try and get out of by using your extremely inadequate sex appeal.
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Crazy Credits

In opening credits, Shelley Winters is misspelled "Shelly". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Gilmore Girls: Wedding Bell Blues (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Ich hab' noch einen Koffer in Berlin
Music by Ralph Maria Siegel
Lyrics by Aldo von Pinelli
Sung by Marlene Dietrich and Liselotte Malkowsky
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A Julie Harris tour-de-force
27 November 2003 | by jjodo32See all my reviews

In this film Julie Harris reprises her Tony award-winning performance as Sally Bowles bumming in 1920s Berlin. I loved Julie and envied Sally and her carefree ways, but I was young then. While the film may not be "important," it does tell us something about life and culture based upon Christopher Isherwood's evocation of fun-loving pre-Hitler Berlin. It's about a world and time long vanished & highly lamented by aging romantics such as I. So temper your critical faculties and just enjoy a stunning performance by Julie Harris who has won more Tony Awards (5) than any other actress.


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