• Victor/Victoria (1997)


Release Date: May 19th, 1997

DVD Release Date: June 4th, 2002

PG |2 hr 13 min

Plot Summary

Victoria Grant (Julie Andrews), a down-and-out British soprano, struggles to find work in the nightclubs of 1930s Paris. While trying to scam a free meal, Grant meets cabaret performer Toddy (Robert Preston), who comes up with an idea that will change everything. Acting as her manager, Toddy bills Grant as a male female impersonator. When the nightclubs eat it up, the duo makes it big -- even a Chicago mobster (James Garner) is enamored with Grant. But keeping the truth a secret is no easy task.

Cast: Julie Andrews, James Garner, Robert Preston, Lesley Ann Warren, Alex Karras, John Rhys-Davies, Graham Stark, Peter Arne

Director: Blake Edwards

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Metro Goldwyn Mayer, Ladbroke, Artista Management, Peerford Ltd.

Distributors: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp.

Keywords: Hotel, Rise, Charming, Quest, Investigation, Transformation, Love, Witty, 1930s, Girlfriend

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Jay ScottThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    There may be almost nothing about this comedy that is new; but there is almost nothing about this comedy that is not funny...Victoria/Victoria is marvellous vaudeville. [19 March 1982]

  • 100
    Bob ThomasThe Associated Press

    A marvelous mixture of genders, a blatant attack on sexual attitudes that is both challenging and hilarious. [19 Feb 1982]

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Because they all seem to be people first and genders second, they see the humor in their bewildering situation as quickly as anyone, and their cheerful ability to rise to a series of implausible occasions makes Victor/Victoria not only a funny movie, but, unexpectedly, a warm and friendly one. show more

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