Can-Can Poster

Release Date: 1960

DVD Release Date: May 22nd, 2007

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 11 min

Plot Summary
Parisian nightclub owner Simone Pistache (Shirley MacLaine) is known for her performances of the can-can, a provocative dance recently outlawed for being immoral. Though her dancing delights patrons to no end, it also attracts the ire of the self-righteous Judge Philippe Forrestier (Louis Jourdan), who aims to punish her. The judge hatches a plot to photograph Simone in the act and ends up falling for her -- much to the chagrin of her boyfriend, handsome lawyer Fran├žois Durnais (Frank Sinatra).

Cast: Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan, Juliet Prowse, Marcel Dalio, Leon Belasco, Nestor Paiva

Director: Walter Lang

Genres: Musical

Keywords: Love triangle, Hilarious, Transformation, Love, Judge, Rivalry


Nominated Music (Scoring of a Musical Picture)
Nominated Picture - Musical
Nominated Costume Design (Color)