Bal Tabarin (1952)

Genres - Crime, Musical  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Thriller  |   Run Time - 84 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The famed Bal Tabarin cabaret in Paris is the gathering spot for this swiftly paced crime melodrama. It all begins when singer Judy Allen (Muriel Lawrence) scampers away to the City of Light to escape the clutches of the villains who murdered her boss. The bad guys not only want to silence Judy, but also want to retrieve the cache of jewels that she has hidden somewhere. She takes a singing job at the Bal Tabarin, where head crook Joe Goheen (Steve Brodie) inevitably comes calling one evening. Three new songs are performed in the course of events, as are several terpsichorean routines by the fetchingly underdressed "French Can Can Girls" (that's how they're billed).

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criminal, witness, aerial, bureaucracy, cargo, crash, hidden, hideout, killing, maniac, murder, musical [play], nightclub, on-the-run, opal, poison, police, quarantine, rampage, rebel, refugee, songwriter, townspeople, transformation, water