Du Barry Was a Lady (1943)
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|Genre:||Drama, Musical & Performing Arts, Classics, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy|
|Directed By:||Roy Del Ruth|
|Written By:||Irving Brecher, Nancy Hamilton, Wilkie Mahoney, Albert Mannheimer, Mary C. McCall Jr.|
|In Theaters:||Aug 13, 1943 Wide|
|On DVD:||Jun 19, 2007|
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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.
In Honor of Lucille Balls 100 Bday, they rocked her Movies this last weekend, & I have decided this was my Favorite Lucille Ball Film.The Extrordinary Costumes alone would get my vote, but I learned something about my(Our) Beloved Lucy~ She can SING (who knew?), & Dance, & was very beautiful & glamorous when she was young.A Magical Fantasy Musical Love Story with Lucy & Gene Kelly, be still my Heart! A Lovable Kooky Celebrity, Red Skelton,is slipped a Mickey & dreams that he's King Louis XV of France & that the Showgirl ,May(Lucy), is his Mistress Madame Du Barry, which causes problems for the Poor but talented Alec (Gene Kelly).It's a bit predictable, but it reminds me so much of a Ziegfield Production with it's over the Top Costumes & Beauty that meets The Wizard of Oz Dream Fantasy, that I can't help but adore it.Stars like the one & only Lucy,dancing Gene Kelly,Comic Relief such as Zero Mostel, Louise Beavers, & the Comic Genius of Red Skelton are but the Cherries on the Cake Top of a Very Lovely & Whimsical Musical .I use to tell everybody I Sing & Cry like Lucy(the "I Love Lucy" Lucy is horrible), now I will forever wish that I could sing like Lucy in this Movie.
I think "2 hours of Arthur Freed fluff" adequately describes this film. a pretty cookie-cutter musical comedy story that unfortunately feels forced in both the music and the comedy. you couldn't ask for a much better cast, they just unfortunately weren't given much to work with. it's a very light and overall entertaining movie that has a ton of selling points, you just don't get a whole lot of bang for your buck.
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