DVD - 2007
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The owner of Montmartre's most notorious nightspot, the Caf©♭ Le Bal Du Paradis, Simone Pistache spends a great deal of her time in court, thanks to the banning of that "lewd and lascivious" dance, the Can-Can. So when her nightlife-loving lawyer and boyfriend, Fran©ʹois Durnais, refuses to settle down and marry her, Simone decides to play up to his rival in romance, Parisian judge Philipe Forrestier, a lovestruck young jurist who's determined to make an honest woman out of her-- one way or the other.


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Nov 21, 2019

Set in Paris, France (in the year 1896) - 1960's Can-Can is a 140-minute Technicolor musical-drama that (IMO) really only comes to life during its elaborately staged "song'n'dance" numbers.

And, even then Can-Can pushes the viewer's patience and tolerance to the absolute limit when it comes to being a film of any worthwhile entertainment value.

Anyway - If you're in the mood for some typical Hollywood fluff from yesteryear, then, yes, Can-Can is a film that may just meet your undemanding expectations.

Jun 08, 2017

GREAT 2 DVD (excellent special features on 2nd) of 1960 Cole Porter's 'Can-Can'.
Very entertaining film full of romance and staged singing, and dancing set in Paris.
Frank Sinatra is fun - as are both Shirley MacLaine and Juliet Prowse who really fill the stage dancing with large troupes of lady's in fab costumes, etc.
Lots of great Cole Porter tunes, I especially enjoyed the 'Let's Fall in Love' version.

Vincent T Lombardo Dec 04, 2015

Although I have never seen the play, I have listened to the original Broadway cast album many times and enjoyed it. This film pales in comparison to the play. It is not a faithful adaptation of the play; the plot is different and some of the best songs were omitted. The screenplay is tepid and the acting wooden, except for Chevalier. The only thing good about the movie is the dancing, particularly MacLaine and Prowse. A movie to miss!

Sep 16, 2014

Not all great musicals are well known. Take Can-Can from 1960 which stars Shirley MacLaine and Frank Sinatra. It all takes place in Paris in the Club Montmartre. There are great dance numbers and three memorable songs from the show. Did I mention Maurice Chevalier is in the movie? When in Paris have Chevalier along to sing to the ladies. Did I memtion that the song "Let's Do It" came from "Can-Can"? You will have a great time with this wonderful 1960 musical. When it was made the studio paid 6 million dollars on sets and costumes. You will love the wonderful colorful dance scenes. I love an great musical!

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