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Victor/Victoria (1995)

A woman pretending to be a man impersonating a woman.

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Credited cast:
... Victor / Victoria
... Carol Todd (Toddy)
... King Marchand
... Norma Cassidy
... Squash Bernstein
... Andre Cassell
... Henri Labisse
Michael Cripe ... Richard DiNardo
... Sal Andretti
Devin Richards ... Jazz Singer
Tara O'Brien ... Street Singer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roxane Barlow ... Ensemble
Michael-Demby Cain ... Ensemble
Caitlin Carter ... Ensemble
Pascale Faye ... Ensemble
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An out-of-work singer, Victoria Grant (Julie Andrews), meets a just-fired, flamboyant gay man in a diner in 1920's Paris. He convinces her to pretend to be a man who is a female impersonator in order to get a job. The act is a hit in a local nightclub, but things get complicated when a gangster and nightclub owner from Chicago, King Marchan (Michael Nouri) falls in-love with "her." Written by Anonymous

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Final feature film directed by Blake Edwards. See more »

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Remake of Victor and Victoria (1933) See more »

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Living in the Shadows
Music by Frank Wildhorn
Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
Sung by Julie Andrews
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A wonderful DVD
3 August 2008 | by See all my reviews

I had no idea a Broadway version of Victor Victoria existed until I just happened to see it on a shelf at our local video rental store. Having seen the film version in 1982 and being a fan of Julie Andrews, I couldn't wait to get home to view it. Jule Andrews did a remarkable job, tirelessly going through 2 long acts, and at the age of 60! Even her dancing seems improved over the years. I loved her pre-curtain and intermission talks too. I felt I was right there in a front row. At first I thought Tony Roberts would not be as good as Robert Preston in the film version, but he came through with a lovable portrayal of Toddy, the gay drag queen. In the film, Preston did a spoof of Le Jazz Hot near the end that I thought was a bit over the top, in horrible drag and also appeared exhausted. Sadly he died not long after, a great loss. Blake Edwards so improved on this scene by having both Victoria and Toddy appear together in gorgeous gowns. Costumes and scenery were remarkable and the late Henry Mancini music, especially Crazy World, is so memorable and can bring tears to the eyes. All the rest of the cast including some great dancing and choreography have left a marvelous record of this performance. Thanks to them for a wonderful evening of viewing.


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