In 1934 Paris, trained coloratura soprano Victoria Grant, a native Brit, can't get a job as a singer and is having trouble making ends meet. She doesn't even have enough money for the basics of food and shelter. Gay cabaret singer Carole 'Toddy' Todd may befall the same fate as Victoria as he was just fired from his singing gig at a second rate club named Chez Lui. To solve both their problems, Toddy comes up with what he considers an inspired idea: with Toddy as her manager, Victoria, pretending to be a man, get a job singing as a female impersonator. If they pull this scheme off, Toddy vows Victoria, as her male alter ego, will be the toast of Paris and as such be extremely wealthy. That alter ego they decide is Polish Count Victor Grazinski, Toddy's ex-lover who was disowned by his family when they found out he was gay. The Count auditions for the city's leading agent, Andre Cassell, who, impressed, gets him a gig performing in the city's best nightclub. In the audience on the ...
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Did You Know?
Second of three films that Julie Andrews and James Garner did together. They starred in The Americanization of Emily (1964), and again in One Special Night (1999). See more
In both scenes of "Shady Lady from Seville", first with Victoria, the second with Toddy, the stars in the window behind the fountain keep changing positions. During close-ups, the arrangement of the lights (stars) differ from distant shots. Only once did the camera position change while following Victoria, where otherwise it stayed in one position, and should not have affected the position of the stars. See more
Thank you, thank you, you're most kind. In fact, you're every kind. I see we have a celebrity with us tonight. Miss Simone Kallisto, star of stage, screen, and an occasional circus. Take a bow, darling.
Up yours, cherie.
And speaking of the circus, aren't you Richard Dinardo, the well-known trapeze artist?
You're not really funny, y'know. So why don't ya just piss off?
[to her husband
You. You ought to be ashamed of yourself, bringing your sweet old mother into a ...
(Charles Bovin), who frequently collaborated on Blake Edwards
films, is credited as "Sherloque Tanney", suiting his role as a detective in the film. See more
The Shady Dame From Seville
Music by Henry Mancini
Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
Performed by Julie Andrews See more