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A female girlie club entertainer in Weimar Republic era Berlin romances two men while the Nazi Party rises to power around them.

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Sally Bowles
Brian Roberts
Maximilian von Heune
Master of Ceremonies
Fritz Wendel
Natalia Landauer
Fraulein Schneider
Fraulein Kost
Sigrid von Richthofen ...
Fraulein Mayr (as Sigrid Von Richthofen)
Gerd Vespermann ...
Ralf Wolter ...
Herr Ludwig
Georg Hartmann ...
Ricky Renée ...
Elke (as Ricky Renee)
Estrongo Nachama ...
Kathryn Doby ...
Kit-Kat Dancer
Inge Jaeger ...
Kit-Kat Dancer
Angelika Koch ...
Kit-Kat Dancer
Helen Velkovorska ...
Kit-Kat Dancer
Gitta Schmidt ...
Kit-Kat Dancer
Louise Quick ...
Kit-Kat Dancer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hitler youth singer (uncredited)
Nazi with Collecting Box (uncredited)
Mark Lambert ...
Hitler youth singer (singing voice) (uncredited)
Lady at Party (uncredited)

Directed by

Bob Fosse

Written by

Joe Masteroff ... (based on the musical play "Cabaret" book by)
John Van Druten ... (based on the play by)
Christopher Isherwood ... (stories)
Jay Presson Allen ... (screenplay) (as Jay Allen)

Produced by

Cy Feuer ... producer
Harold Nebenzal ... associate producer
Martin Baum ... executive producer (uncredited)

Music by

John Kander
Ralph Burns ... (uncredited) (adaptation score)

Cinematography by

Geoffrey Unsworth ... (photographed by)

Film Editing by

David Bretherton

Editorial Department

David Ramirez ... assistant editor

Casting By

Renate Neuchl

Production Design by

Rolf Zehetbauer

Art Direction by

Hans Jürgen Kiebach ... (as Jurgen Kiebach)

Costume Design by

Charlotte Flemming

Makeup Department

Susi Krause ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Gus Le Pre ... hair stylist: Miss Minnelli
Raimund Stangl ... hair stylist / makeup artist

Production Management

Pia Arnold ... production manager
Wolfram Kohtz ... unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Wolfgang Glattes ... assistant director
Douglas Green ... assistant director
Stefan Zürcher ... second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

Richard Eglseder ... property master
Herbert Strabel ... set dresser (as Herbert Strabl)

Sound Department

David Hildyard ... sound
Robert Knudson ... dubbing
Arthur Piantadosi ... dubbing
Doug Grindstaff ... sound editor (uncredited)
Kitty Malone ... foley mixer (uncredited)
James Nelson ... supervising sound editor (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

Herbert Fischer ... gaffer
Lars Looschen ... stills
Peter MacDonald ... camera operator
John Campbell ... focus puller (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Ille Sievers ... wardrobe
Ute Meyer-Martin ... costume assistant (uncredited)

Music Department

Ralph Burns ... conductor / music arranger / music supervisor
Fred Ebb ... composer: additional songs / lyrics by
Illo Endrulat ... music editor
Bob Fosse ... musical numbers staged by
John Kander ... composer: additional songs
Raoul Kraushaar ... music coordinator
Karola Storr ... music editor
Robert Tracy ... music editor (as Robert N. Tracy)
Fred Werner ... choreographic music associate

Script and Continuity Department

Trudy von Trotha ... script supervisor (as Trudi Von Trotha)

Additional Crew

Jutta Beil ... dance co-ordinator
Bob Fosse ... dances staged by
Vic Heutschy ... unit publicist
Jane Meagher ... auditor
Harold Prince ... produced on the New York stage by
Osman Ragheb ... dialogue coach
John Sharpe ... choreographic assistant
Hugh Wheeler ... research consultant
Michael Alpert ... publicist (uncredited)
Stephanie Daniel ... double: Liza Minnelli (uncredited)
Virginia Lord ... publicist (uncredited)
Myrna Post ... publicist (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

Cambridge University student Brian Roberts arrives in Berlin in 1931 to complete his German studies. Without much money, he plans on making a living teaching English while living in an inexpensive rooming house, where he befriends another of the tenants, American Sally Bowles. She is outwardly a flamboyant, perpetually happy person who works as a singer at the decadent Kit Kat Klub, a cabaret styled venue. Sally's outward façade is matched by that of the Klub, overseen by the omnipresent Master of Ceremonies. Sally draws Brian into her world, and initially wants him to be one of her many lovers, until she learns that he is a homosexual, albeit a celibate one. Among their other friends are his students, the poor Fritz Wendel, who wants to be a gigolo to live a comfortable life, and the straight-laced and beautiful Natalia Landauer, a Jewish heiress. Fritz initially sees Natalia as his money ticket, but eventually falls for her. However Natalia is suspect of his motives and cannot overcome their religious differences. Also into Sally and Brian's life comes the wealthy Baron Maximilian von Heune, who has the same outlook on life as Sally, but who has the money to support it. Max is willing to lavish his new friends with gifts and his favors. Around them all is the Nazi uprising, to which they seem to pay little attention or care. But they ultimately learn that life in all its good and particularly bad continues to happen to them and around them. Written by Huggo

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Also Known As
  • Cabaret, Adeus Berlim (Portugal)
  • Kabaré (Hungary)
  • Kabare - Elveda Berlin (Turkey, Turkish title)
  • Kabaret (Slovenia)
  • Kabare (Serbia)
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  • 124 min
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Budget $4,600,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

Trivia English author Christopher Isherwood, who created the character of Sally Bowles for a 1937 short story, enjoyed the attention the movie brought to his career, but he felt Liza Minnelli was too talented for the role. According to him, Sally Bowles was based upon Jean Ross, an amateur singer who lived under the delusion that she had star quality, the antithesis of "Judy Garland's daughter". See more »
Goofs Brian is seen pushing a bicycle while walking with Sally. The front light on the bicycle points downwards. Later, Brian and Sally join two friends for a cycle ride. Brian rides the same bicycle with the downward pointing light. In the same scene, when the four are pushing their bicycles and eating ice creams, Brian is pushing a bicycle that doesn't have the downward-pointing light. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Recreation of an Era (1972). See more »
Soundtracks Mein Herr See more »
Crazy Credits Opening credits prologue: Berlin 1931 See more »
Quotes Brian: Screw Maximilian!
Sally: I do.
Brian: So do I.
Sally: You two bastards!
Brian: Two? Two? Shouldn't that be three?
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