Synopsis: Cambridge University student Brian Roberts arrives in Berlin in 1931 to complete his German studies. Without much money, he plans on making a living teaching English while living in an inexpensive rooming house, where he befriends another of the tenants, American Sally Bowles. She is outwardly a flamboyant, perpetually happy person who works as a singer at the decadent Kit Kat Klub, a cabaret styled venue. Sally's outward façade is matched by that of the Klub, overseen by the omnipresent Master of Ceremonies. Sally draws Brian into her world, and initially wants him to be one of her many lovers, until she learns that he is a homosexual, albeit a celibate one. Among their other friends are his students, the poor Fritz Wendel, who wants to be a gigolo to live a comfortable life, and the straight-laced and beautiful Natalia Landauer, a Jewish heiress. Fritz initially sees Natalia as his money ticket, but eventually falls for her. However Natalia is suspect of his motives and cannot overco
Genre: Drama, Musical
Director(s): Bob Fosse
Production: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
  Won 8 Oscars. Another 27 wins & 15 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
124 min

''Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome

''Fremde, tranger, stranger.

''Glcklich zu sehen

Je suis enchant

''Happy to see you

Bleibe, reste, stay.

''Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome

''lm Cabaret, au Cabaret, to Cabaret.''

Meine Damen und Herren,

mesdames et messieurs...

...ladies und gentlemen.

Comment a va?

Do you feel good?

lch bin euer Conferencier.

l am your host.

''Und sage:

''Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome

''lm Cabaret, au Cabaret, to Cabaret.''

Leave your troubles outside!

So, life is disappointing?

Forget it! ln here... is beautiful.

The girls are beautiful.

Even the orchestra is beautiful.


And now presenting...

...the Cabaret girls.






...und lnge.

Each and every one a wirgin.

You don't believe me?

Well, do not take my vord for it.

Go ahead.

Ask Helga.

Outside it is vindy...

...but here, it is so hot.

Every night we have za battle

to keep the girls...

...from taking off all their clothing.

So, don't go avay.

Who knows...

...tonight we may lose the battle.

''Glcklich zu sehen

Je suis enchant

''Happy to see you.

''Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome

''lm Cabaret, au Cabaret, to Cabaret.''

Und now eine kleine preview

auf unser Programm.

lntroducing the ''Pretzel Woman''!

The juggler, Richard.

The charming singer from America,

Miss Sally Bowles!

The Huber Sisters.

The unique Miss Elke!

Und last but not least, die Spielknaben,

The Toy Boys. Und yours truly....

''Wir sagen:

''Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome

''Fremde, tranger, stranger.''

Hello, stranger.

''Glcklich zu sehen

Je suis enchant

''Happy to see you

Bleibe, reste, stay.

''Wir sagen:

''Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome

''lm Cabaret

''Au Cabaret

''To Cabaret.''


Good day, miss.

l am looking for Schneider.

Do you speak...?

l am looking for a room.

Mrs. Schneider is not at home.

Have you a cigarette, darling?

l am desperate!

Oh, yes.

-Yes, l think so.

-Oh, fantastic.

You're American.

Oh, God, how depressing.

You're meant to think

l'm an international woman of mystery.

l've been working on it like mad.

l was told there might be

a room to rent, here.

Not too expensive l...

...l hope.

Divine decadence.

-l'm Sally Bowles.

-l'm Brian Roberts.

Come in, Brian darling.

A fine English cigarette.

Oh, God, l've even begun

to think in German.

-How long have you been here?


How long is that?

Almost three months.

lt's the most marvelous boarding house.

Marvelous lodgers.

Everybody's broke, of course,

but who isn't these days?

Now there's Fraulein Mayr,

who is a masseuse...for ladies only.

And there's Fraulein Kost,

who's a terribly sweet streetwalker.

Fraulein Kost, Fraulein Mayr.

Mayr tells Kost's fortune every morning.

lt's always the same.

''You'll meet a strange man,'' which, under

the circumstances, is a pretty safe bet.

The toilet.

Fraulein Kost's room.

Oh, you can just imagine.

Here it is, darling.

Well, what else do you need in a bedroom

besides a bed?

Pupils. l've got to give English lessons

to pay the rent.

Well, look, you can use my room for that.

See? Practically a suite. Come on in.

You'll adore these.

Prairie oysters, darling.

lt's an egg with Worcestershire sauce,

all sort of whooshed up together.

Fifty marks with breakfast,

even when l'm behind on the rent.

Divine, isn't it?

-Of course, l'm hardly ever in.

-Why not?

Well, l dash all day

and l work late at the Cabaret.

Now...these work instantly,

even on the most sinister hangovers.

Of course, l may bring a boyfriend home

occasionally, but only occasionally...

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Jay Presson Allen

Jay Presson Allen (March 3, 1922 – May 1, 2006) was an American screenwriter, playwright, stage director, television producer and novelist. Known for her withering wit and sometimes-off-color wisecracks, she was one of the few women making a living as a screenwriter at a time when women were a rarity in the profession. "You write to please yourself," she said, "The only office where there's no superior is the office of the scribe." more…

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