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  • NR
  • 1960
  • 2 hr 11 min
  • 6.3  (2,452)

Can-Can is a lighthearted and entertaining musical comedy directed by Walter Lang, and featuring an all-star cast that includes Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine, and Maurice Chevalier. The movie, released in 1960, is set in Paris during the 1890s, and tells the story of a beleaguered judge who is determined to shut down the scandalous and illegal dance known as the Can-Can.

Frank Sinatra stars as François Durnais, a judge who is determined to stamp out the immoral and illegal Can-Can dance from the streets of Paris. The Can-Can is a risqué and highly entertaining dance that is performed in the many nightclubs, cabarets, and brothels of Paris. However, the authorities are determined to put an end to it, and François is tasked with enforcing the law and putting an end to this raucous and wildly popular form of entertainment.

Shirley MacLaine stars as Simone Pistache, the owner of the Cafe Le Bal Du Paradis, a nightclub that features nightly Can-Can performances. Simone is a feisty and independent woman who is determined to keep her club open and keep her lively and talented dancers employed. She's also determined to keep her dignity and her respectability, even when the judge starts to prove a stubborn obstacle in her path.

Maurice Chevalier stars as the aging and debonair lawyer, Georges Sorel. Georges is a charming and suave gentleman who is in love with Simone, and is determined to win her heart. He's also a shrewd businessman who sees an opportunity in the judge's attempts to shut down the Can-Can dance. With his legal expertise and Simone's beauty and talent, he's convinced they can fight the ban and bring the Can-Can back to life.

As the story unfolds, we see François and Simone engage in a battle of wills as the judge tries to shut down her nightclub, and Simone tries to keep it open. The two are ultimately drawn to each other, however, and François starts to see the Can-Can dance in a new light. He's impressed by the skill and artistry of the dancers, and by the joy and excitement the dance brings to the audiences.

The movie is filled with song and dance numbers, including the classic Can-Can, and features some of the biggest stars of the day. Sinatra and MacLaine have great chemistry together, and their scenes together are a highlight of the movie. Chevalier is also excellent as the lawyer who tries to keep the peace between the two.

Overall, Can-Can is a fun and entertaining musical that showcases the talents of some of Hollywood's biggest stars. The story is light and fun, with a charming romance at its center, and the music and dancing are a joy to watch. Fans of classic musicals are sure to enjoy this movie, which is a delightful romp through the streets of Paris during the 1890s.

Can-Can is a 1960 music movie with a runtime of 2 hours and 11 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.3.

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  • IMDB Rating
    6.3  (2,452)