Victor/Victoria

  • 15
  • Blake Edwards (1982)
  • UK
  • 128 min
Victor/Victoria
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

Julie Andrews as a bloke? Although this decision earns it an honourable mention in the hall of fame for monumental pieces of miscasting, this typically crude Blake Edwards comedy remains quite a hoot. Andrews plays a struggling singer who leaps to fame and fortune in 1930s Paris when she decides to impersonate a man impersonating a woman. James Garner is the very heterosexual American troubled by his attraction to him/her. There are a few songs to keep Andrews more traditional fans happy, plus an outrageously camp turn from Robert Preston and some fine supporting performances from Lesley Ann Warren, John Rhys-Davies and, in particular, Alex Karras.

Plot Summary

Comedy starring Julie Andrews, James Garner and Robert Preston. Paris in the 1930s: Victoria, a struggling singer, is trying to work the cabaret scene. By chance she meets Toddy, a streetwise entertainer, who conceives a brilliant plan to pass off Victoria as a female impersonator. Soon "Victor/Victoria" is the toast of Paris, but complications arise, mainly in the shape of the handsome King Marchan.

Cast and crew

Cast

Victor / Victoria
Julie Andrews
King Marchan
James Garner
Carroll "Toddy" Todd
Robert Preston
Norma
Lesley Ann Warren
Squash
Alex Karras
André Cassell
John Rhys-Davies
Waiter
Graham Stark
M Labisse
Peter Arne
Detective
Sherloque Tanney
Hotel manager
Michael Robbins
Sal Andratti
Norman Chancer
Restaurant manager
David Gant
Madame president
Maria Charles
Richard
Malcolm Jamieson
Juke
John Cassady

Crew

Director
Blake Edwards

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Guidance: 
Contains some swearing.
Available on video and DVD
Certificate 15
Categories
Comedy
Music