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Can-Can (1960) was a Musical - Comedy Film directed by Walter Lang and produced by Jack Cummings and Saul Chaplin.

Academy Awards 1960 --- Ceremony Number 33 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Costume DesignIrene SharaffNominated
Best Music - ScoringNelson RiddleNominated
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Can-Can (1960)

By Beatrice on Mar 23, 2017 From Flickers in Time

Can-Can Directed by Walter Lang Written by Dorothy Kingsley and Charles Lederer from a musical comedy by Abe Burrows 1960/USA Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation/Suffolk-Cummings Productions Repeat viewing/Netflix rental There are a lot of nice Cole Porter standards and some glorious dancing i... Read full article


Musical Monday: “Can-Can” (1960)

on Jan 27, 2014 From Comet Over Hollywood

It?s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: ?Can-Can” (1960) ̵... Read full article


Little Tiger’s Can-Can Bug (1950, Masaoka Kenz?)

on Jul 12, 2012 From The Stop Button

From the title, Little Tiger’s Can-Can Bug, one has to assume there is something lost in translation. The cartoon concerns two little tiger kittens who are working on a ship. They sing and they’re precious, but they don’t do much in Bug. There’s a grown-up tiger, a tuna boat ... Read full article


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François Durnais: You look like a broken umbrella.


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The Broadway production of "Can-Can" opened at the Shubert Theater in New York on May 7, 1953 and ran for 892 performances.
A duet of Frank Sinatra and Maurice Chevalier singing Cole Porter's "I Love Paris" was deleted from the release print, although the song is performed by a chorus at the beginning and end of the film. The Sinatra-Chevalier audio has been presented on Capitol's 1960 movie-soundtrack LP and 1990 CD, plus on an EMI CD import from Britain in 2000, but the film footage has yet to surface. Rendered solo by Mr. Sinatra, recorded in Los Angeles on April 13, 1960, and arranged and conducted by Nelson Riddle (who served as the film's music arranger and conductor), a second "I Love Paris" originally was released later that year on a Capitol 45-rpm single. In 1998, the label added the solo "I Love Paris" as a bonus track on Mr. Sinatra's "Come Fly with Me" CD reissue.
During filming on 19th September 1959, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev visited the set on Sound Stage 8 with his wife Nina. He reportedly was shocked by the open sexuality on display, condemning the film as pornographic and depraved: "The face of mankind is prettier than its backside... The thing is immoral. We do not want that sort of thing for the Russians."
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