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Sunday, February 18, 2024

Can Can- A 1960 American Musical Film Directed by Walter Lang Starring Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine and Maurice Chevalier

 The film tells the story of Simone Pistache (MacLaine), a cabaret owner in Montmartre who defies the law by featuring the can-can in her shows. Judge Philippe Forrestier (Jourdan) is determined to shut her down, but he soon finds himself falling for her charms. Meanwhile, Simone's American boyfriend, Fran├žois Durnais (Sinatra), tries to win her back.

"Can-Can" was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $10 million at the box office. It was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Music, Score and Best Song ("C'est Magnifique"). The film is known for its lavish costumes, catchy songs, and energetic dance numbers.

Here are some of the things that make "Can-Can" a memorable film:

The music: The film features a score of classic Cole Porter songs, including "I Love Paris," "C'est Magnifique," and "It's Alright with Me."

The dancing: The can-can numbers are energetic and exciting, and the choreography is top-notch.

The performances: The cast is uniformly excellent, with MacLaine delivering a particularly charming performance as Simone.

The setting: The film captures the beauty and charm of 19th-century Paris.

1 comment:

Buried In Print said...

I really like Shirley Maclaine in films!