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Les Girls (1957) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by George Cukor and produced by Sol C. Siegel and Saul Chaplin.

Academy Awards 1957 --- Ceremony Number 30 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: William A. Horning, Gene Allen; Set Decoration: Edwin B. Willis, Richard PefferleNominated
Best Costume DesignOrry-KellyWon
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Musical Monday: Les Girls (1957)

on Sep 9, 2019 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 600. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: Les Girls ? Musical #80 Stud... Read full article


Les Girls (1957)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 18, 2018 From 4 Star Films

Classic Hollywood musicals usually have a very common framework that they rarely seem to?deviate from. There’s almost an accepted?unwritten rule?that they will function like so. Typically, there is?an overarching story being told and yet the narrative is conveniently?broken up by song and danc... Read full article


On Blu-ray: Les Girls (1957)

By KC on Jun 6, 2018 From Classic Movies

Les Girls (1957) was Gene Kelly’s last contracted MGM musical. It’s a curious film, modern in some respects, old-fashioned in others. In this Rashomon-like story of a successful dancer, and his various entanglements with the trio of women who form his troop, elation and tedium rest side-... Read full article


Forgotten Classic: Les Girls (1957)

By Michaela on Mar 16, 2015 From Love Letters to Old Hollywood

Les Girls is such a unique musical, I’m surprised there isn’t more out there about it. For Gene Kelly, it was his last starring musical for MGM and it was his only teaming with the wonderful director George Cukor. Cole Porter’s last film score increases its pedigree, as well as the... Read full article


Orry-Kelly: Les Girls (1957)

By Christina Stewart on Aug 14, 2013 From Pretty Clever Films

They’re the most vivacious…vexacious…flirtatious personalities in gay Paree! shouts the films tagline and it?s no exaggeration. Kay Kendall, Mitzi Gaynor, and Taina Elg are Les Girls in this delightfully dark musical comedy about truth. ?What is Truth?? the film keeps asking, well ... Read full article


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Quotes from

Joy Henderson: Would you like a glass of water?
Barry Nichols: Why, do you want to soak your feet?


Lady Sybil Wren: If I was a man I'd have nothing to do with me.


Joy Henderson: Barry, remember what the doctor told you!
Barry Nichols: The doctor told me not to dance. I'm not gonna dance.


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Facts about

On the DVD, Taina Elg says the original cast was supposed to include Cyd Charisse as the American girl, Leslie Caron as the French girl and Kay Kendall as the English girl. Cyd Charisse decided to do Silk Stockings instead, so Mitzi Gaynor took her part. At one point, Kay Kendall didn't want to do the film and Taina Elg was tested for her part. Ms. Kendall took the part after all, but then Leslie Caron withdrew. Tania Elg was tested for THAT part and received her first major film role.
This was last movie Cole Porter worked on.
The last musical and movie Gene Kelly made for MGM under his contract. It wasn't until the documentary That's Entertainment, Part II that he would appear in another MGM musical.
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