While touring Fox Studios, Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev visited the set of CAN-CAN and proved himself to be a rather prophetic film critic when he said of this costly but boring extravaganza, "The face of humanity is more beautiful than its backside." Radically altered from the
Broadway musical upon which it is based, the film revolves around an old French law forbidding can-can dancing, and the efforts of lawyer Francois Durnais (Frank Sinatra) to keep the authorities from shuttering the cafe run by his sweetheart, Simone Pistache (Shirley MacLaine). For some time
Francois has been able to use his influence with a kindly old judge (Maurice Chevalier) to keep t...