#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In 1934 Paris, trained coloratura soprano Victoria Grant, a native Brit, can’t get a job as a singer and is having trouble making ends meet. She doesn’t even have enough money for the basics of food and shelter. Gay cabaret singer Carole ‘Toddy’ Todd may befall the same fate as Victoria as he was just fired from his singing gig at a second rate club named Chez Lui. To solve both their problems, Toddy comes up with what he considers an inspired idea: with Toddy as her manager, Victoria, pretending to be a man, get a job singing as a female impersonator. If they pull this scheme off, Toddy vows Victoria, as her male alter ego, will be the toast of Paris and as such be extremely wealthy. That alter ego they decide is Polish Count Victor Grazinski, Toddy’s ex-lover who was disowned by his family when they found out he was gay. The Count auditions for the city’s leading agent, Andre Cassell, who, impressed, gets him a gig performing in the city’s best nightclub. In the audience on the successful opening night is Chicago nightclub owner and “businessman” King Marchand, a stereotypical macho male who falls in the love with the woman he sees on stage, which doesn’t sit well with his current girlfriend, Norma Cassady. King is shocked to learn that that woman is a man named Count Grazinski. While King tries to reconcile his romantic feelings for “Victoria” (in truth, King doesn’t truly believe the Count is a man), his business associates won’t tolerate his change in sexual orientation. Although feeling emancipated being treated as a man, Victoria, as herself, in turn falls in love with King. To pursue something with him as a woman would mean giving up this lucrative career. But the career may also come to an end in a jail term if the authorities find out that Victoria and Toddy have committed fraud in this impersonation.
Plot: A struggling female soprano finds work playing a male female impersonator, but it complicates her personal life.
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A fine way for the stars to break away from their earlier roles, and it’s pretty funny, too.
Three of the stars of this movie all made their mark playing wholesome characters, (and all in musicals, ironically) but they certainly got rid of those personas in this film. Julie Andrews finally solved the problem of Maria by playing a woman pretending to be a man pretending to be a woman, Robert Preston’s gay entertainer is a long, long way from Harold Hill, and Lesley Ann Warren… well, her floozy moll (“Ya mean you really aw… quee-uh?”) basically erases all memories of Cinderella. All give excellent performances in this entertaining, funny film from director/co-writer Blake Edwards. And they all get to sing some great songs from Henry Mancini and Leslie Brucusse, among them “Le Jazz Hot,” (in which Andrews sings in her lower range, and actually sizzles) “The Shady Dame From Seville,” (first sung by Andrews, then hilariously reprised at the end by Preston) and “Chicago, Illinois.” (Warren is great in that) Though there is a long stretch in the middle that either included jokes and/or subtleties that went over my head or just wasn’t funny, though not bad, otherwise it’s a great comedy. In addition to the three performers mentioned, James Garner is also good as the gangster who falls for Andrews but is unsure of her gender.
Highly enjoyable transgender comedy with Andrews and Preston at their best…
Paris in the ’30s is the setting for this screwball sex comedy wherein JULIE ANDREWS, for the sake of being employed, takes a job as a woman pretending to be a man pretending to be a woman–figure that one out. Then we have a great moment when ROBERT PRESTON does an imitation of Julie singing “The Shady Dame from Seville” in drag–yes drag–the actor who played such sturdy romantic leads in the ’40s and ’50s is hilarious as a gay blade who hooks up with Julie during a restaurant scene in which she plants a cockroach in her plate to avoid paying for dinner.
That’s the kind of romp this is. And it’s extremely witty, with JAMES GARNER as Julie’s romantic interest who hasn’t figured out why he’s so attracted to “the shady dame” when she’s supposed to be a man.
First-rate sets and cinematography in color, and while none of it really makes any sense, the song and dance routines are fabulous with some great tunes by Henry Mancini. LESLEY ANN WARREN gives a priceless performance as a bird brained vamp in her Oscar nominated supporting role.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 14 min (134 min)
Genre Comedy, Music, Romance
Director Blake Edwards
Writer Blake Edwards (screenplay), Hans Hoemburg (concept), Reinhold Schünzel
Actors Julie Andrews, James Garner, Robert Preston, Lesley Ann Warren
Country UK, USA
Awards Won 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 18 nominations.
Production Company Ladbroke, Metro Goldwyn Mayer, Artista Management, Peerford Ltd.
Sound Mix Dolby Stereo
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory Metrocolor (prints) (as Metrocolor®), Technicolor (processing) (as Technicolor®)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm