- King Louis XV of France (RED SKELTON) after being served roast pig for dinner
Two talented redheads cavort through the court of King Louis XV in one of MGM's lightest and frothiest musical concoctions. Adapted from a Cole Porter Broadway show but missing most of its best songs, it's still a treat to see Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra in powdered wigs.
This adaptation of Cole Porter's Broadway musical features Red Skelton, Lucille Ball and Gene Kelly. After winning a Derby, nightclub coat-check boy Louis Blore mistakenly drinks a 'Mickey' that sends him into a fantastic dream. Louis imagines himself as King Louis XV of France, and the cabaret singer he adores as his Madame Du Barry.
Feature film debut for comic Zero Mostel who previously worked on the stage.
The Broadway musical on which this film is based starred Bert Lahr and Ethel Merman, with Ronald Graham and Betty Grable.
Songs include: "Du Barry Was a Lady," "Friendship," "If You Don't Love an Esquire Girl," "Madame, I Came Here for Love," "Fight for the Freedom of France," "Katie Went to Haiti," "Salome Was the Grandma of Them All" and "Do I Love You'"
Color by Technicolor.
Additional credits: Nancy Hamilton (adaptation); Wilkie Mahoney (additional dialogue); Alex Stordahl & Sy Oliver (orchestrations)