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The musical extravaganza that tops Great Ziegfield - DuBarry Was A Lady starring Red Skelton, Lucille Ball, Gene Kelly with Virginia O'Brien, Rags Ragland, Zero Mostel, Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra - photogrphed in Technicolor

DuBarry Was A Lady

DuBarry Was A Lady (1943) starring Red Skelton, Lucille Ball, Gene Kelly, Virginia O’Brien, Rags Ragland, Zero Mostel, Tommy Dorsey

The basic plot of DuBarry Was A Lady is as follows: Hat check man Louis Blore (Red Skelton) is in love with nightclub star May Daly. (Lucille Ball) May, however, is love with a poverty-row dancer (Gene Kelly).  But due to her parents’ poverty, she wants to marry for money. When Louis wins the Irish Sweepstakes, he asks May to marry him and she accepts.  Even though she doesn’t love him. Soon after, Louis has an accident and gets slipped a doctored drink (meant for Gene Kelly), where he dreams that he €™s King Louis XV pursuing the infamous Madame Du Barry (Lucille Ball). (more…)

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