The Louis Jourdan Website - Can-Can
Director: Walter Lang
Writers: Dorothy Kingsley (screenplay), Charles Lederer (screenplay)
Starring: Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine, Maurice Chevalier
Filmed at 20th Century Fox Studios in the late summer and autumn of 1959, the film was released in March 1960
Louis Jourdan plays a straight-laced and ethical judge who becomes enamored with the proprietess of a racy Montmartre nightclub.
At the turn of the 19th/20th century, the can can is illegal in France, but is performed regularly in the Montmartre night club of Simone Pistache (Shirley MacLaine), requiring the frequent services of her lawyer and beau played by Frank Sinatra, and bringing her before the censorious but kind judge in the form of Louis Jourdan.
His second and last film musical, CAN-CAN leaves his fans needing to relish the best of this fleeting and rare chance to hear him sing. Other than that, the movie is a nice entertainment. Cole Porter songs plus the talent on hand could produce nothing less.
Simone and her lawyer try to trick the judge into dropping charges against her, but he'd already made up his mind to do so.
Enthralled by a delightful side of her, the judge proposes marriage