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Du Barry Was a Lady (1943) (Gentleman\'s Choice)

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Red Skelton Red Skelton
Louis Blore / King Louis XV
Lucille Ball Lucille Ball
May Daly / Madame Du Barry
Gene Kelly Gene Kelly
Alec Howe / Black Arrow
Rags Ragland Rags Ragland
Charlie / Dauphin
Zero Mostel Zero Mostel
Rami - the Swami / Taliostra
Donald Meek Donald Meek
Mr. Jones / Duc de Choiseul
Douglass Dumbrille Douglass Dumbrille
Willie / Duc de Rigor


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Du Barry Was a Lady

10 years, 6 months ago at Dec 2 21:55
As long as you donโ€™t pay much attention to the script, Du Barry Was a Lady is a great movie. This really isnโ€™t too hard since thereโ€™s very little in the way of plot to deal with, and the film is padded immensely with comedic shenanigans and random performers filling up screen time with musical interludes that have little to nothing to do with the story proper. Just think of this as MGMโ€™s m... read more
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Description: The racy, ribald Cole Porter musical Du Barry Was a Lady is here given a thorough dry-cleaning by prudish MGM. Richard "Red" Skelton takes over the role of Louis Blore (played on Broadway by Bert Lahr), while Lucille Ball steps into the shoes of the original play's Ethel Merman. The story proposes that Blore is a men's room attendant in a New York nightclub who has a yen for gorgeous showgirl May Daly (Lucille Ball). After drinking a potent mixture, Louis dreams that he is King Louis XV of France, and May is the magnificent Madame Du Barry. Also showing up in Louis' dream is Alex Howe (Gene Kelly), who in "real li ... (more)
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