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French Cancan (1955)

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102 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

This comedy drama from Jean Renoir chronicles the revival of Paris' most notorious dance as it tells the story of a theater producer who turns a humble washerwoman into a star at the Moulin Rouge.
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Jean Renoir (adaptation & dialogue) | André-Paul Antoine (idea)
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$10,799
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Release date
Apr 16, 1956 (United States)

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66 cast members
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Jean Gabin
Henri Danglard Henri Danglard   See fewer
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María Félix
Lola de Castro de la Fuente de Extremadura 'La Belle Abbesse' Lola de Castro de la Fuente de Extremadura 'La Belle Abbesse'   See fewer
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Anna Amendola
Esther Georges Esther Georges   See fewer
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Jean-Roger Caussimon
Baron Walter Baron Walter   See fewer
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Dora Doll
La Génisse La Génisse   See fewer
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Giani Esposito
Prince Alexandre Prince Alexandre   See fewer
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Gaston Gabaroche
Oscar, le pianiste Oscar, le pianiste   See fewer
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Jean Parédès
Coudrier Coudrier   See fewer
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Franco Pastorino
Paulo, le boulanger Paulo, le boulanger   See fewer
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Michèle Philippe
Eleonore Eleonore   See fewer
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Michel Piccoli
Le Capitaine Valorgueil Le Capitaine Valorgueil   See fewer
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Albert Rémy
Barjolin Barjolin   See fewer
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France Roche
Beatrix Beatrix   See fewer
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Valentine Tessier
Mme Olympe, mère de Nini Mme Olympe, mère de Nini   See fewer
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Philippe Clay
Casimir le Serpentin Casimir le Serpentin   See fewer
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Édith Piaf
Eugénie Buffet Eugénie Buffet   See fewer
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Patachou
Yvette Guilbert Yvette Guilbert   See fewer
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Cora Vaucaire
Esther Georges Esther Georges   See fewer
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André Claveau
Paul Delmet Paul Delmet   See fewer
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Mario Juillard
Bruno Balpe Bruno Balpe   See fewer
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Jean Raymond
Paulus Paulus   See fewer
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Lia Amanda
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Martine Alexis
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Claude Arnay
Deuxième gommeux (uncredited) Deuxième gommeux (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Auboyneau
Le liftier (uncredited) Le liftier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bruno Balp
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Maurice Barnay
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Laurence Bataille
La Pygmée (uncredited) La Pygmée (uncredited)   See fewer
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Claude Berri
Un jeune homme à l'inauguration (uncredited) Un jeune homme à l'inauguration (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dorothée Blanck
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Léo Campion
Le commandant (uncredited) Le commandant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jaque Catelain
Le ministre (uncredited) Le ministre (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jacques Ciron
Premier gommeux (uncredited) Premier gommeux (uncredited)   See fewer
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Max Dalban
Patron de 'La Reine Blanche' (uncredited) Patron de 'La Reine Blanche' (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sylvine Delannoy
Titine (uncredited) Titine (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hubert Deschamps
Isidore, le garçon de café (uncredited) Isidore, le garçon de café (uncredited)   See fewer
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Valentino Garavani
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Henri-Roland Hercé
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Jacques Hilling
Le chirurgien (uncredited) Le chirurgien (uncredited)   See fewer
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Corinne Jansen
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La Gigolette (uncredited) La Gigolette (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lydia Johnson
Mme. Guibolle (uncredited) Mme. Guibolle (uncredited)   See fewer
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François Joux
Le secrétaire (uncredited) Le secrétaire (uncredited)   See fewer
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Maïa Jusanova
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Ursula Kubler
Une danseuse de 'La Reine Blanche' (uncredited) Une danseuse de 'La Reine Blanche' (uncredited)   See fewer
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Palmyre Levasseur
Une blanchisseuse (uncredited) Une blanchisseuse (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jacques Marin
Un spectateur (uncredited) Un spectateur (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Mercey
Un homme à l'inauguration (uncredited) Un homme à l'inauguration (uncredited)   See fewer
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Anne-Marie Mersen
Paquita (uncredited) Paquita (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gaston Modot
Le valet de Danglard (uncredited) Le valet de Danglard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pierre Moncorbier
L'huissier (uncredited) L'huissier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Annik Morice
Thérèse, blanchisseuse (uncredited) Thérèse, blanchisseuse (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jean Mortier
Le gérant de l'hôtel (uncredited) Le gérant de l'hôtel (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michèle Nadal
Bigoudi (uncredited) Bigoudi (uncredited)   See fewer
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André Numès Fils
Le voisin (uncredited) Le voisin (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pierre Olaf
Roberto, pierrot siffleur (uncredited) Roberto, pierrot siffleur (uncredited)   See fewer
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René Pascal
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André Philip
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Jean Sylvère
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Rosy Varte
Habituée du café (uncredited) Habituée du café (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.4 / 10 | 3,383 votes