Cabaret

Cabaret

Director: Bob Fosse Cast: Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Joel Grey
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Overview

Cabaret

Originally a 1966 Broadway musical, this groundbreaking Bob Fosse musical was in turn based on Christopher Isherwood's Goodbye to Berlin, previously dramatized for stage and screen as I Am a Camera with Julie Harris as Sally Bowles. Fosse uses the decadent and vulgar cabaret as a mirror image of German society sliding toward the Nazis, and this intertwining of entertainment with social history marked a new step forward for the movie musical. Michael York plays a British writer who comes to Berlin in the early 1930s in hopes of becoming a teacher. He makes the acquaintance of flamboyant American entertainer Sally Bowles, played by Liza Minnelli. Sally works at the Kit Kat Klub, a George Grosz-like Berlin cabaret where each night the smirking, androgynous Master of Ceremonies (Joel Grey) introduces a jazz-driven "girlie show" to his debauched audience. Virtually all the film's musical numbers are staged within the confines of the Kit Kat Klub, and each song comments on the plot and on Germany's "progression" from hedonism to Hitlerism. Most of the Broadway score by John Kander and Fred Ebb was retained, with the welcome addition of "The Money Song." Although it lost Best Picture to The Godfather, Cabaret won eight Oscars, including awards to Minnelli, Grey, and Fosse. A heavily expurgated 88-minute version of Cabaret has been prepared for commercial TV presentations, regarded by many as dramatically inferior to the full cut.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/29/1998
UPC: 0012569078529
Original Release: 1972
Rating: PG
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Letterbox]
Sound: [Dolby Surround]
Time: 2:04:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Liza Minnelli Sally Bowles
Michael York Brian Roberts
Joel Grey Master of Ceremonies
Helmut Griem Maximilian von Heune
Marisa Berenson Natalia Landauer
Fritz Wepper Fritz
Kathryn Doby Actor
George Hartmann Willi
Sigrid Von Richtofen Fraulein Maur
Estrongo Nachama Cantor
Elisabeth Neumann-Viertel Fraulein Schneider
Ricky Renee Elke
Gerd Vespermann Bobby
Helen Vita Fraulein Kost
Ralf Wolter Herr Ludwig

Technical Credits
Bob Fosse Director,Choreography
Jay Presson Allen Screenwriter
David Bretherton Editor
Ralph Burns Musical Direction/Supervision
Fred Ebb Songwriter
Cy Feuer Producer
Charlotte Flemming Costumes/Costume Designer
Douglas Green Asst. Director
David Hildyard Sound/Sound Designer
John Kander Score Composer
Hans Jurgen Kiebach Art Director
Herbert Strabel Set Decoration/Design
Geoffrey Unsworth Cinematographer
Hugh Wheeler Screenwriter
Rolf Zehetbauer Art Director

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Cabaret 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I don't even like musicals and I think this is one of the greatest movies ever made. It never takes a false step. It has humor, pathos - you name it. The musical numbers are terrific. Minelli and Joel Grey really shine. A great period piece and a great piece of entertainment.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Liza's perfomance is simply GREAT !!! this is all I can say: A GREAT MOVIE!!! and a realistic one.
RETTX More than 1 year ago
If you have never seen this movie, the story reaches people at many different levels. If anything, the music is great! Liza Minelli is at her best.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey and Michael York lead this great story about life in 1930s Germany to legendary status. This film addresses sexuality, coming of age, and politics (Nazi of course) with a nice mix of acting and musical performances. If haven't seen it yet, you must!
Guest More than 1 year ago
in 1972, Cabaret gave even the masterpiece, The Godfather a run for its money at the Oscars. enough said. great movie
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am not a fan of musicals oer se, nor am I a fan of Liza Minelli's, but this movie really shines. Liza's performance remains unmatched, but let's not leave out Joel Grey as the mischievious ringmaster of the cabaret, as well as the fine performance by Michael York. This film really digs to the heart of a slowly growing oppresive society, with a subtle buty scary undertone to the rise of Nazi Germany. Of course in the cabaret, it's just another audience
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Having seen this a number of times before, I wanted to have a copy to watch whenever the mood hits. Obviously I enjoy the music, dancing, creativity and the cast is perfect.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent score chorography,story line and lyrics....will view time and time again
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