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Billy Rose's Jumbo (6-Dec-1962)

Director: Charles Walters

Writer: Sidney Sheldon

From a play by: Ben Hecht; Charles MacArthur

Music and Lyrics by: Richard Rodgers; Lorenz Hart

Producers: Joe Pasternak; Martin Melcher

Keywords: Musical, Comedy, Circus, Elephant

Pop Wonder's circus features as its star act Jumbo, a behemoth of an elephant; his daughter Kitty Wonder is a performer. In financial straits, the circus attracts the attention of a spy from a rival show. Feature film version of the Broadway extravaganza, which saw 233 performances at the Hippodrome Theater back in 1935. One of the last MGM musicals. Received an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Score.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Stephen Boyd
Actor
4-Jul-1931 2-Jun-1977 Ben-Hur
Doris Day
Actor
3-Apr-1924   The Man Who Knew Too Much
Jimmy Durante
Comic
10-Feb-1893 20-Jan-1980 Everybody wants ta get inta da act
Dean Jagger
Actor
7-Nov-1903 5-Feb-1991 Twelve O'Clock High
Martha Raye
Actor
27-Aug-1916 19-Oct-1994 Monsieur Verdoux
Grady Sutton
Actor
5-Apr-1906 17-Sep-1995 The Bank Dick

CAST

Starring
Doris Day   ...   Kitty Wonder
Stephen Boyd   ...   Sam Rawlins
Jimmy Durante   ...   Pop Wonder
Martha Raye   ...   Lulu
Co-Starring
Dean Jagger   ...   John Noble
With
Joseph Waring   ...   Harry
Lynn Wood   ...   Tina
Charles Watts   ...   Ellis
James Chandler   ...   Parsons
Robert Burton   ...   Madison
Wilson Wood   ...   Hank
Norman Leavitt   ...   Eddie
Grady Sutton   ...   Driver
The Circus Performers
Ron Henon   ...   Circus Performer
The Carlisles   ...   Themselves
The Pedrolas   ...   Themselves
The Wazzans   ...   Themselves
The Hannefords   ...   Themselves
Billy Barton   ...   Circus Performer
Corky Cristiani   ...   Circus Performer
Victor Julian   ...   Circus Performer
Richard Berg   ...   Circus Performer
Joe Monahan   ...   Circus Performer
Miss Lani   ...   Circus Performer
Adolph Dubsky   ...   Circus Performer
Pat Anthony   ...   Circus Performer
Janos Prohaska   ...   Circus Performer
The Barbettes   ...   Themselves
Notable uncredited roles
Sydney   ...   Jumbo

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