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Victor Victoria (1982)

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A struggling female soprano finds work playing a male female impersonator, but it complicates her personal life.

Director:

Blake Edwards

Writers:

Blake Edwards (screenplay), Hans Hoemburg (concept) | 1 more credit »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julie Andrews ... Victoria Grant
James Garner ... King Marchand
Robert Preston ... Carole "Toddy" Todd
Lesley Ann Warren ... Norma Cassady
Alex Karras ... 'Squash' Bernstein
John Rhys-Davies ... Andre Cassell
Graham Stark ... Waiter
Peter Arne ... Labisse
Herb Tanney Herb Tanney ... Charles Bovin (as Sherloque Tanney)
Michael Robbins Michael Robbins ... Manager of Victoria's Hotel
Norman Chancer Norman Chancer ... Sal Andratti
David Gant ... Restaurant Manager
Maria Charles Maria Charles ... Madame President
Malcolm Jamieson ... Richard DiNardo
John Cassady ... Juke
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Storyline

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 ... Written by Huggo

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The disguise surprise comedy of the year!


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

19 March 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Victor/Victoria See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$21,933,614
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Lesley Ann Warren was offered the role of Norma Cassidy in the stage version of this movie, starring Julie Andrews, but had to turn it down, due to other commitments. See more »

Goofs

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 effected the position of the stars. See more »

Quotes

Toddy: [to the dancers on stage after they drop him] You bitches.
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Connections

Referenced in Corpse Bride (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Le Jazz Hot
(uncredited)
Music by Henry Mancini
Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
Performed by Julie Andrews
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Cast & Mancini's Music Great!
30 March 2009 | by shanfrinaSee all my reviews

Me thinks several semi-homophobic comments need to look in-their-mirrors!?! This classic, Blake Edwards musical/comedy is still-a-treasure after ALL-these-years! Pure Hollywood entertainment! Reviewed Julie Andrews' Vegas debut for "Billboard Magazine" at Caesars Palace in the late '70s & was dazzled by her amazing talent. She was so gracious at the after-show dinner party, personally meeting each press member at their tables! A classy lady! - Had seen Robert Preston with Mary Martin in the musical/comedy "I Do! I Do!" on Broadway in '66. This was his best movie role ever, way better than "The Music Man." & Leslie Ann Warren nearly stole-the-movie with her dead-on portrayal of the dippy gun moll!?! & Henry "Hank" Mancini's amazing score proves-the-vital element-of-music in film. It's wonderful!!!


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