The story of acerbic s comic Lenny Bruce , whose groundbreaking, no-holds-barred style and social commentary was often deemed by the Establishment as too obscene for the public. A successful young model finds trouble when her obsessive manager-turned-husband becomes dangerously jealous.
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Based on the true story of Playmate of the Year Dorothy Stratten. A female girlie club entertainer in Weimar Republic era Berlin romances two men while the Nazi Party rises to power around them. Liza Minnelli stars in a television concert directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse.
An actress disguises herself as a geisha in order to land the lead role in her director husband's film version of 'Madam Butterfly'. A four-time widow discusses her four marriages, in which all of her husbands became incredibly rich and died prematurely because of their drive to be rich.
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Taxi dancer Charity continues to have Faith in the human race despite apparently endless disappointments at its hands, and Hope that she will finally meet the nice young man to romance her away from her sleazy life. Maybe, just maybe, handsome Oscar will be the one to do it. MacLaine plays Charity Hope Valentine, a sweet but rather clueless woman who works in a dance hall but yearns for love. She's constantly linking up with men who use her, take her money, dump her. The film opens with Charity in Central Park with her "boyfriend.
The creep shoves her into the water. She has two wiser-but-cynical pals, played by Chita Rivera and Paula Kelly.
They seem resigned to their fates as dance hall girls but there's still an ember of hope for a better life. Charity meets an Italian film star Ricardo Montalban and spend the night with him She then meets a repressed man John McMartin in a stalled elevator and seems to have found happiness at last But is happiness in the cards for Charity?
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It's a sensational number that shows Bob Fosse's choreographic skills and also demonstrates the cynical life of a dance hall girl. Other great numbers include MacLaine and Montalban's visit to the Pompeii Club where the dancers go through a series of landmark Fosse dances.
The lead dancer here is the sensational Suzanne Charny. Sammy Davis turns up the heat with the "River of Life" number which shows Charity and Oscar McMartin seeking meaning and discovering the 60s counter culture. Big, bright, brassy, and brazen, what's not to love? MacLaine won a Golden Globe nomination.
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Taxi dancer Charity continues to have Faith in the human race despite apparently endless disappointments at its hands, and Hope that she will finally meet the nice young man to romance her In the end, though, they agreed with Fosse and kept the original ending from the stage version. The film received three Academy Award nominations: Webb , Jack D.
It was also screened at the Cannes Film Festival , but outside of the main competition. The film is recognized by American Film Institute in these lists:. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the film.
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