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?
Julie Andrews and John Rhys-Davies appeared in The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004). See more
The song Norma sings in the nightclub, "Chicago, Illinois," includes the line "maybe some day we'll have an airport." The movie is set in 1933. Midway Airport began operations in 1927 and by 1929 was considered "the world's busiest airport" with over 100,000 passengers annually. See more
[Victoria's audition has been rejected
In spite of what you think, Monsieur Labisse, there are professions where practice *does* make perfect.
[she hits a high note, causing Labisse's wine glass to shatter, and leaves angrily
What in hell was that?
The opening credits are a montage of Art Deco illustrations, with most of them reflecting the functions of the credited persons. See more
Remake of First a Girl
Le Jazz Hot
Music by Henry Mancini
Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
Performed by Julie Andrews See more