After several years as the hottest musical director on Broadway, Bob Fosse made his film directorial debut with this movie version of his Broadway hit, which was based on Fellini's Nights of Cabiria. Shirley MacLaine is terrific as the proverbial hooker with the heart of gold, one who is convinced that she will find the right man if she just turns enough tricks. The Cy Coleman score is a solid one; the film is at its best when Fosse lets his cast of singer-dancers (which includes Chita Rivera, Paula Kelly, and Sammy Davis Jr) unleash his leggy brand of choreography.... While the film suffers from stylistic excesses of the period, you can see the seeds being planted for Fosse's future musical film forays in Cabaret and All That Jazz. --Marshall Fine [show more]
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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play. Love what it's all about! New York dance hall hostess Charity (Maclaine) who dreams of old-fashioned romance but gives her heart to one undeserving man after another; will she find true love after all? Bob Fosse's dazzling musical based on Neil Simon's smash Broadway hit. Actors Shirley MacLaine, Ricardo Montalban, Sammy Davis Jr. & Chita Rivera Director Bob Fosse Certificate PG Year 1969 Screen Widescreen 1.85:1 Anamorphic Languages English ; Spanish - Dolby Digital (2.0) Stereo Additional Languages French ; German ; Italian - Dolby Digital (5.1) Surround Subtitles Arabic ; Danish ; Dutch ; English ; English for the hearing impaired ; Finnish ; French ; German ; Greek ; Hebrew ; Italian ; Norwegian ; Portuguese ; Russian ; Spanish ; Swedish ; Turkish Duration 2 hours and 22 minutes (approx) Region Region 2 - Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players.
Shirley Maclaine stars as dance hall hostess Charity Hope Valentine, a woman whose faith in the virtues of old-fashioned romance is knocked by a string of disastrous romances. Robbed of her earnings by her absconding boyfriend, she suffers further heartbreaks at the hands of an Italian movie star and a nervy insurance clerk. Bob Fosse's musical comedy features songs like 'Big Spender', 'Rhythm of Life' and 'There's Gotta Be Something Better Than This'.