Du Barry Was a Lady (1943)


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The racy, ribald Cole Porter musical Du Barry Was a Lady is here given a thorough dry-cleaning by prudish MGM. Richard "Red" Skelton takes over the role of Louis Blore (played on Broadway by Bert Lahr), while Lucille Ball steps into the shoes of the original play's Ethel Merman. The story proposes that Blore is a men's room attendant in a New York nightclub who has a yen for gorgeous showgirl May Daly (Lucille Ball). After drinking a potent mixture, Louis dreams that he is King Louis XV of … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Musical & Performing Arts, Classics, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Irving Brecher, Nancy Hamilton, Wilkie Mahoney, Albert Mannheimer, Mary C. McCall Jr.
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On DVD: Jun 19, 2007
MGM Home Entertainment


as Louis Blore/King Lou...

as May Daly/Madame Du B...

as Alec Howe/Black Arro...

as Willie/Duc de Rigor

as Charlie/Dauphin

as Mr. Jones/Duc De Cho...

as Cheezy/De Roquefort

as Rami the Swami/Cagli...

as Dorsey Singer

as Guest Star

as Rich Patron

as Showgirl

as Showgirl

as Delivery Man

as Guard Captain

as Innkeeper

as Gatekeeper

as Announcer

as Himself
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Hollywood ruined another wonderful Porter effort by cutting out most of his songs from the stage production.

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Audience Reviews for Du Barry Was a Lady

Copying movies like Wizard of Oz, the character in this movie dreams he is King Louis XV. This movie is silly and predictable, I don't recommend it.

AJ Verser

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