Du Barry Was a Lady (1943)

Passed   |    |  Comedy, Musical


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A night club's coatroom attendant who's in-love with the club's singer accidentally sips a drugged drink that makes him dream he's French King Louis XV courting the infamous Madame Du Barry.


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  • Gene Kelly and Lucille Ball in Du Barry Was a Lady (1943)
  • Lucille Ball in Du Barry Was a Lady (1943)
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  • Zero Mostel in Du Barry Was a Lady (1943)
  • Lucille Ball in Du Barry Was a Lady (1943)

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3 March 2001 | hilamonster
5
| Choppy but has good parts
This film is best-appreciated if seen as a series of skits and songs, a vehicle for the actors. It provides a chance to see Lucille Ball, Red Skelton, Virginia O'Brien and Zero Mostel in comedic action. Gene Kelly only does one solo dance number, but his agility as The Black Arrow foreshadows greater roles like that of D'Artagnan. And seeing Tommy Dorsey dressed up and dancing (or trying to) with the rest of the cast is delightful! There are funny parts as well as parts that presume themselves funny and come off as annoying, but the movie is fun to watch if you don't expect it to be a masterpiece.

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