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Director  George Cukor
Initial DVD release  April 22, 2003
Country  United States
6.7/10 IMDb

4.3/5 Amazon

Genre  Comedy, Musical
Music director  Cole Porter
Language  English
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Writer  John Patrick, Vera Caspary
Release date  October 3, 1957 (1957-10-03)
Cast  Gene Kelly (Barry Nichols), Mitzi Gaynor (Joanne Henderson), Kay Kendall (Lady Sybil Wren), Taina Elg (Angèle Ducros), Jacques Bergerac (Pierre Ducros), Leslie Phillips (Sir Gerald Wren)
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Les Girls, also known as Cole Porter's Les Girls, is a 1957 musical comedy film made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It was directed by George Cukor, produced by Sol C. Siegel with Saul Chaplin as associate producer from a screenplay by John Patrick based on a story by Vera Caspary with music and lyrics by Cole Porter.


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It stars Gene Kelly, Kay Kendall, Mitzi Gaynor and Taina Elg with Jacques Bergerac, Leslie Phillips, Henry Daniell and Patrick Macnee.

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After writing a tell-all book about her days in the dance troupe "Barry Nichols and Les Girls", Sybil Wren (Kay Kendall) is sued for libeling her fellow dancer Angele (Taina Elg). A Rashomon (1950)-style narrative presents the story from three points of view where Sybil accuses Angele of having an affair with Barry (Gene Kelly), while Angele insists that it was actually Sybil who was having the affair. Finally, Barry gives his side of the story.


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  • Gene Kelly - Barry Nichols
  • Mitzi Gaynor - Joy Henderson
  • Kay Kendall - Sybil Wren
  • Taina Elg - Angele Ducros
  • Jacques Bergerac - Pierre Ducros
  • Leslie Phillips - Sir Gerald Wren
  • Henry Daniell - Judge
  • Patrick Macnee - Sir Percy
  • Stephen Vercoe - Mr. Outward
  • Philip Tonge - Associate Judge
  • Barrie Chase - Dancer
  • Awards and honors

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  • Les Girls won the Academy Award for Best Costume Design for Orry-Kelly and was nominated for two other awards, Best Art Direction (William A. Horning, Gene Allen, Edwin B. Willis, Richard Pefferle) and Best Sound (Wesley C. Miller).
  • The film won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture - Musical/Comedy and for Best Actress, Kay Kendall and Taina Elg together.
  • The film is recognized by American Film Institute in these lists:

  • 2006: AFI's Greatest Movie Musicals – Nominated
  • Sequel

    Immediately after the film was released tentative plans were announced for a sequel called Les Boys.

    Box office

    According to MGM records the film made $2,415,000 in the US and Canada and $1,450,000 elsewhere, but because of its high production cost lost $1,635,000.


    Les Girls was a major vehicle for choreographer Jack Cole, and one of the first films to feature the role of choreographer in the opening credits.


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