Can-Can (1960)

Can-Can (1960)






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Based on the Broadway musical and featuring classic Cole Porter songs, this film stars Shirley MacLaine as a turn-of-the-century (that would be the 20th) Parisian club owner who is determined to get the titular risqué dance legalized so she can feature it in her establishment without the disruption of police. Frank Sinatra co-stars as her beau/attorney.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Musical & Performing Arts, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Charles Lederer, Dorothy Kingsley
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 22, 2007
20th Century Fox Film Corporation

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as Francois Durnais

as Simone Pistache

as Paul Barriere

as Philipe Forrestier

as Claudine

as Headwaiter

as Orchestra Leader

as Bailiff

as Judge Merceaux

as Chevrolet

as Recorder

as League president

as Dupont - policeman

as Plainclothesman

as Bailiff

as Dowager
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Critic Reviews for Can-Can

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

A vulgar and lackluster version of Cole Porter's musical set in Gay Paree in 1896.

Full Review… | February 10, 2010
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Despite the star presence of Frank Sinatra and Shirley MacLaine, this is a second-rate musical due to Walter Lang's pedestrian direction but some of Cole Porter's songs are wonderful.

Full Review… | August 1, 2005

Full Review… | May 24, 2003

Audience Reviews for Can-Can

Flashy and empty with a few good songs but the lead character is a fool and most of the supporting men contemptible worms who treat her appallingly.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

Yet another third-tier mid-Century musical-to-film.

The adaptation dwells far too much, far too long, on the very thin book - in an attempt to offset the fact that these are, for the most part, not anywhere near Cole Porter's most popular songs. In fact, the adaptation abandoned and replaced a number of the original stage songs with other Porter numbers in an attempt to compensate.

After "I Love Paris In The Springtime" and "Just One of Those Things," the viewer's heard all that's worth hearing from the original stage score. "Let's Do It" and "It's All Right With Me" are the best of the add-ons.

RECOMMENDATION: There's an all-star cast looking good and decently delivering - and the film's color, set pieces and costuming are competently done - still the viewer should not hold high hopes.

TonyPolito Polito

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