I Am A Cam­era

ABC1, 1.35am, PG ( 1955)

Geelong Advertiser - TV Guide - - MOVIES -

There’s much to like about the non-mu­si­cal fore­run­ner to the Hol­ly­wood mas­ter­piece

Cabaret. The com­edy is set in early-1930s Berlin, where as­pir­ing writer Christo­pher Ish­er­wood ( Lau­rence Har­vey, be­low) meets hard-liv­ing night­club singer Sally Bowles ( Julie Har­ris). Sally and the English­man, whose ho­mo­sex­u­al­ity is left un­men­tioned, de­velop a pla­tonic re­la­tion­ship. Sally par­ties and lives it up, but Christo­pher can’t ig­nore re­al­ity as he sees friends vic­timised by the Nazi regime. Har­ris shines as the colour­ful, deca­dent Sally. It may not be in Cabaret’s league, but what an ex­cel­lent con­trast of per­son­al­i­ties and a witty script.

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