I Am a Camera (1955) Drama, Julie Harris, Laurence Harvey, Shelley Winters
Just before the Nazis ascend to power in Berlin, Chris (Laurence Harvey), an aspiring novelist from England, meets flamboyant cabaret entertainer Sally Bowles (Julie Harris) and an unusual friendship is born. As Sally feeds her extravagant tastes, Chris goes along for the ride, until their Jewish pal, Fritz (Anton Diffring), encounters trouble. Adapted from a play based on the memoirs of writer Christopher Isherwood, this story served as the inspiration for the acclaimed musical “Cabaret.”
Release date: July 21, 1955 (USA)
Director: Henry Cornelius
Music composed by: Malcolm Arnold
Box office: 144,666 GBP (UK)
Story by: Christopher Isherwood, John Van Druten