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Du Barry Was a Lady (1943) was a Musical - Comedy Film directed by Roy Del Ruth and produced by Arthur Freed.

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Musical Monday: Du Barry Was a Lady (1943)

on Apr 10, 2017 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: “Du Barry Was a Lady&#... Read full article


Du Barry Was a Lady (1943)

By Angela on Aug 7, 2011 From Hollywood Revue

Hat check clerk Louis Blore (Red Skelton) works in a nightclub where one of the star performers is May Daly (Lucille Ball). Louis is in love with May, but he has some competition from dancer Alec Howe (Gene Kelly). May loves Alec and Alec loves her, but unfortunately for both Louis and Alec, she&#... Read full article


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Louis Blore: She's just excited. She's never married me before.


Ginny: You never look at me like that.
Louis Blore: You never look like that.


Louis Blore: You remind me of one of those girls in Esquire, the ones with clothes on, of course.


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This was Zero Mostel's film debut.
MGM hairstylist Sydney Guilaroff dyed Lucille Ball's hair flame red for this film, the color that she kept for the rest of her life and became her trademark.
Ann Sothern was supposed to have the role of May Daly (Madame Du Barry) but discovered she was pregnant. Lucille Ball was given her role instead.
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