Victor/Victoria

Victor/Victoria

Director: Blake Edwards Cast: Julie Andrews, James Garner, Robert Preston

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Overview

On the verge of starvation in 1930s Paris, erstwhile entertainer Victoria (Julie Andrews) is rescued by gay cabaret performer Toddy (Robert Preston). What she needs to succeed, opines Toddy, is a gimmick. What if she becomes a male impersonator? Better still: what if she becomes a male impersonator, pretending to be a female impersonator? As "Victor/Victoria," s/he becomes the toast of Paree, and an object of fascination for big-time Chicago gangster King Marchan (James Garner), who can't quite understand the teasing sensations he experiences whenever watching her in action-especially since he, like everyone else, assumes that she is a he. Enjoyable though the stars of Blake Edwards' comedy may be, the film is stolen by Lesley Ann Warren, who won an Oscar nomination as King's screechy-voiced moll, and Alex Karras as King's chief henchman, who, assuming that his boss is "that way," literally comes out of the closet. Victor/Victoria was a remake of the 1931 German film Viktor und Viktoria, which had previously be reworked in 1937 as the Jessie Mathews vehicle First a Girl. In 1996, Victor/Victoria was transformed into a Broadway musical, again directed by Edwards and starring Andrews.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/24/2012
UPC: 0883316484241
Original Release: 1982
Rating: PG
Source: Warner Archives
Region Code: 0
Time: 2:13:00
Sales rank: 2,131

Special Features

Feature-length audio commentary by Julie Andrews and Blake Edwards

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Julie Andrews Victor/Victoria
James Garner King Marchan
Robert Preston Toddy
Lesley Ann Warren Norma
Alex Karras Squash
John Rhys-Davies Cassell
Graham Stark Waiter
Peter Arne Labisse
Sherloque Tanney Bovin
Neil Cunningham Nightclub Master of Ceremonies
Matyelock Gibbs Cassell's Receptionist
George Silver Fat Man with Eclair
Stuart Craig Turton Boy Friend to Actress
Bill Monks LeClou
Michael Robbins Hotel Manager
Norman Chancer Sal
David Gant Restaurant Manager
Maria Charles Madame President
Malcolm Jamieson Richard
John Cassady Juke
Christopher Good Stage Manager
Jay Benedict Guy Langois
Olivier Pierre Langois' Companion
Joanna Dickens Large Lady in Restaurant
Simon Chandler Chorus Boy
Vivienne Chandler Chambermaid
Elizabeth Vaughan Opera Singer
Paddy Ward Photographer
Tim Stern Desk Clerk Third Rate Hotel
Sam Williams Chorus Boy
Geoffrey Beevers Police Inspector

Technical Credits
Blake Edwards Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Tony Adams Producer
Leslie Bricusse Score Composer,Songwriter
Dick Bush Cinematographer
Roy Charman Sound Mixer
Harry Cordwell Production Designer,Set Decoration/Design
Paul Engelen Makeup
Harry Frampton Makeup
Peter Frampton Makeup
Tim Hutchinson Art Director
Henry Mancini Score Composer
Rodger Maus Production Designer
Pat Norris Costumes/Costume Designer
Mary Selway Casting
William Craig Smith Art Director
Paddy Stone Choreography
Ralph Winters Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Victor/Victoria
1. Credits [2:27]
2. Too Legitimate [3:34]
3. Her Story State [4:20]
4. Gay Paree [3:26]
5. Rockefeller Dines [4:38]
6. Cockroach Gambit [5:43]
7. Roommates [5:15]
8. Toddy's Inspiration [4:33]
9. Cassell's Office [2:34]
10. Divine Rehearsals [2:11]
11. Opening Night [1:38]
12. Le Jazz Hot [4:34]
13. "It's a Guy" [1:48]
14. Another Kind of Man [3:08]
15. Mutual Attraction [1:49]
16. Bedding Down [6:24]
17. No Soap For Norma [3:44]
18. The Shady Dame From Seville [1:51]
19. King Pays a Call [3:19]
20. The Naked Truth [3:52]
21. Hasty Exits [3:33]
22. Chicago, Illinois [3:32]
23. Dinner and Cigars [3:38]
24. Two-Faced Dance [4:42]
25. You and Me... [2:02]
26. ...and a Melee [3:00]
27. Banging in, Coming Out [3:28]
28. Both Pretenders [1:36]
29. In Unlikely Places [4:42]
30. Liaisons [2:07]
31. Crazy World [2:25]
32. Nights on the Town [3:20]
33. Lightning Rod [1:08]
34. King's Guy Thing [1:15]
35. Victoria's Decision [4:50]
36. "Lock the Door" [2:48]
37. The Greatest Diguise [2:08]
38. The Shady Dame From Seivlle (II) [2:07]
39. The Finger [2:13]
40. The Shady Dame From Seville (II) [:32]
41. Cast List and End Credits [3:26]

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Victor/Victoria 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
CD did not play properly - second one purchased of this movie and the first one was even worse.
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Smokeyone More than 1 year ago
I have watched this movie many times, and I see something I may have missed the last time. It is a spirit lifting, laugh out loud movie. Good cast, script, plot, costumes, etc. As you can tell I love this movie. Thanks!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I only came across this film when researching my favorite actress/singer/etc Julie Andrews. This is an absolutely hilarious movie with wonderful musical numbers to complement it! Just a fun/ny movie! I highly recommend it to all!
Ve More than 1 year ago
I wonder what took me so long to see this movie. Loved it!
LanceT More than 1 year ago
Set in 1920's Paris, Victor/Victoria does what most musical comedies never do--it delivers in both categories. The story is that of a struggling female vocalist who pretends to be a male transvgestite to become the sensation of the gay music scene. Great songs give Julie Andrews ample opportunity to demonstrate her tremendous vocal gifts, which is reason enough to see this movie. The script is smart, funny, and is full of insight into the relationships between men and women. V/V came out at about the same time as Tootsie. While the latter movie received much more acclaim and attention, V/V goes deeper and makes its points much more artfully. Robert Preston gives a wonderful, nuanced performance; James Garner is in top form; and Alex Karras gets the movie's best one-liner. Lesley Ann Warren is a sensation, and her musical number is a knock-out. Blake Edwards is at his very best, with favorite composer Henry Mancini delivering a sumptuous score. This movie delivers on all levels.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This 1982 movie first received fairly low-key reviews, indeed some were damning! Later reviewers began to change their minds and quite rightly so. Not enough superlatives are available to describe Victor Victoria. As near 'Perfect' as a movie can be, hilarious, brilliantly acted, beautifully directed with stunning choreography by the genius Paddy Stone - breathtaking - in the various numbers. To cap it all, the Great Robert Preston reigns supreme, wow what an actor and with James Garner proving to be a smashing light comic performer and Julie Andrews arguably producing her very best performance ever, you have the perfect combination. No movie collection would be complete without this sensational movie. A film that can be viewed over and over again and should you have missed out and not seen it? Go get it NOW!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The films theme are always the kind of themes that attracts me. Plus the fact that Julie Andrews is on it. I love her. She has a golden voice. I am intriugued by woman's exploration of her own sexuality. Regardless of her motives. It is the absurdities of human ideas that has been put to action. Turns out well and ends well. Love it!