Can-Can

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(out of 5)


In nineteenth century Paris the lewd dance of the Can-Can is forbidden, but  has been performing it in her Montmartre nightclub, where she and the other girls keep police officers from ratting on them while kicking up their skirts for their customers’ pleasure. When a young, moralistic judge () comes along with the idea to close the club down for the public good, MacLaine must use her wiles to change his mind, much to the chagrin of her devoted boyfriend ().   also stars in this average musical that features great songs and dances but a mildly interesting plot that runs too long. The main highlight is the centerpiece “Adam and Eve” ballet, which shows off MacLaine’s incredible talent as a dancer.


Twentieth Century Fox, Suffolk-Cummings Productions

USA, 1960

Directed by

Screenplay by , , based on the musical comedy by

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by ,

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Academy Awards 1960

Golden Globe Awards 1960

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