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Lili (10-Mar-1953)

Director: Charles Walters

Writers: Helen Deutsch; Paul Gallico

Music by: Bronislau Kaper

Producer: Edwin H. Knopf

Keywords: Musical, Romantic Drama, Puppets, Coming of Age

A 16-year-old orphaned girl attaches herself to a traveling carnival; a puppeteer falls in love with her but unable to communicate his feelings to her, extends his message with his puppets. Won an Oscar for Best Dramatic Score; received additional nominations for Best Actress, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography and Best Set Decoration. Later turned into a Broadway musical, Carnival!, which ran for 719 performances in 1961-63.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Jean-Pierre Aumont
5-Jan-1911 30-Jan-2001 La Machine Infernale
Amanda Blake
20-Feb-1929 16-Aug-1989 Kitty Russell on Gunsmoke
Leslie Caron
1-Jul-1931   Gigi
Mel Ferrer
25-Aug-1917 2-Jun-2008 War and Peace
Zsa Zsa Gabor
6-Feb-1917   Cop-slapping Gabor sister
Wilton Graff
13-Aug-1903 13-Jan-1969 Bloodlust!
Kurt Kasznar
13-Aug-1913 6-Aug-1979 Fitzhugh on Land of the Giants


Leslie Caron   ...   Lili Daurier
Mel Ferrer   ...   Paul Berthalet
Jean-Pierre Aumont   ...   Marc
Zsa Zsa Gabor   ...   Rosalie
Kurt Kasznar   ...   Jacquot
Amanda Blake   ...   Peach Lips
Alex Gerry   ...   Proprietor
Ralph Dumke   ...   M. Corvier
Wilton Graff   ...   M. Tonit
George Baxter   ...   M. Enrique


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