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item number: 32DGH
- Rated: G
- Run Time: 2 hours, 28 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: March 4, 2003
- Originally Released: 1969
- Label: Universal Studios
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Interactive Features:
- Interactive Menus
- Scene Access
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Shirley MacLaine, John McMartin & Ricardo Montalban|
|Performer:||Chita Rivera, Sammy Davis, Jr., Paula Kelly, Stubby Kaye, Barbara Bouchet & Ben Vereen|
|Directed by||Bob Fosse|
|Edited by||Stuart Gilmore|
|Music by||Cy Coleman|
|Screenplay by||Peter Stone|
|Art Direction by||Alexander Golitzen & George C. Webb|
|Story by||Neil Simon|
|Produced by||Robert Arthur|
|Director of Photography:||Robert Surtees|
Rating: 3/5 -- There's nothing per se "bad" about this, though it's awfully musty, and in no hurry to move along. Full Review
Rating: B- -- Bob Fosse's first film, a musical based on Felini's Nights of Cabiria, shows a lot of promise, which he will fulfill with the 1972 Cabaret. It was nominated for 3 Oscars, including Best Score. Full Review
If Charity, played by Shirley MacLaine in her sharpest innocent-at-large style, really wants to escape, it's hard to see what is bolding her back. Full Review
...MacLaine and an eclectic cast aided by an ebullient score and pretty good dancing keep things aloft...
Choreographer-turned-director Bob Fosse made his feature film debut with this glitzy screen version of the hit Broadway musical. The star of the show is Charity, a warm-hearted taxi-dancer who longs to "go straight" by marrying a decent guy and settling down to a career as a dental technician. But her trusting nature and dangerously naive outlook on life make the dance hall girl prey for a succession of opportunistic men. Used and abused and finally jilted at the altar, Charity's innocent spirit remains uncrushed, soaring out in the film's collection of lavishly choreographed song and dance routines. Songs include "Big Spender," "If My Friends Could See Me Now," and "Rhythm of Life."
- Filmed in Panavision and Technicolor.
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