Du Barry Was a Lady
Lucille Ball and Gene Kelly visit the Technicolor court of Louis XV.
Dir Roy Del Ruth
With Red Skelton, Lucille Ball, Gene Kelly, Virginia O’Brien
Thanks to a drugged drink, the world of a 1940s nightclub is transported to 17th-century France... Abandon all logic – this is about the stars, the eye-popping use of Technicolor and the great musical numbers, including Cole Porter classics ‘Do I Love You?’ and ‘Friendship’. And look out for Gene Kelly’s turn as the Black Arrow – it’s like a dry-run for Singin’ in the Rain.
Screening on a 35mm Technicolor dye transfer print from the BFI National Archive.
Also available on BFI Player.