My Old Addiction

Les Girls


(out of 5)

Glorious MGM musical perfectly highlights how much the world of entertainment lost in the premature death of  two years later. She stars alongside  and as three women who conflict in opinion over their various affairs with an American entertainer living in Paris (). When Kendall publishes a novel all about the three of them in connection with Kelly, the other two ladies come along and sue her for libel. What follows is a courtroom musical-comedy that unfolds in a Rashomon-like manner, allowing for all three protagonists to tell the exact same story in three completely different ways. You won’t think far too much of the screenplay, but the actresses are all energetic and boisterous, Kendall is a scream, and the costumes by Orry-Kelly are simply gorgeous. To boot, the entire score is filled to the brim with great Cole Porter songs.

Sol C. Siegel Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

USA, 1957

Directed by George Cukor

Story by , Screenplay by

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by ,

Production Design by ,

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Academy Awards:  1957

Golden Globe Awards:  1957


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