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as Francois Durnais
as Simone Pistache
as Paul Barriere
as Philipe Forrestier
as Orchestra Leader
as Judge Merceaux
as League president
as Dupont - policeman
Critic Reviews for Can-Can
A vulgar and lackluster version of Cole Porter's musical set in Gay Paree in 1896.
Audience Reviews for Can-Can
5 great stars (Prowse was just getting started) in a rather average film makes this a bit of a disappointment. It's wonderful to see a few of these songs performed in their original context, and a few scenes are exceptionally well done; but this film is a bit of a dog. Perhaps if MacLaine had been a brunette instead...
I'm saving her for a rainy day. Francois Durnais and Simone Pistache operate a club that offers opportunities to watch the forbidden dance, the Can-Can. They pay-off and allow local crime officials in to keep the club open; unfortunately, an ambitious judge seeks to shut them down. The charismatic couple will have to turn their efforts up a notch to keep their club open. "I am not confused. You haven't asked me anything intelligent." Walter Lang, director of The King and I, The Little Princess, State Fair, There's No Business Like Show Business, Greenwich Village, The Jackpot, and Sitting Pretty, delivers Can Can. The storyline for this picture is fairly straightforward and felt a bit unimaginative. I did enjoy the cast's performance but it was more fun than serious. The cast includes Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLain, Marcel Dalio, Juliet Prowse, and Nestor Paiva. "Fat cat, where are you? I found this on cable and had to DVR it as a huge fan of Sinatra. This was very average and just okay. I was a bit disappointed with this film and felt it could have been better. Overall, this is only worth seeing for diehard Sinatra or classic movie fans. Grade: C
An Adorable Musical about the Scandalous & Illegal Dance of 1896 that showed Women's Petticoats while doing Leg Kicks & the Splits.The Judge Louis Jourdan)comes to witness for Himself if it is Immoral, & falls in Love with Her (Shirley MacLaine), which puts a Monkey Wrench Into Things for her Non-Committal Boyfriend.Oh My, I wouldn't mind having such Men fighting over me ! For the Record, I'd choose Louis Jourdan, hands Down. Music & Mayham, what's not to Love?
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