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Carousel (16-Feb-1956)

Director: Henry King

Writers: Phoebe Ephron; Henry Ephron

From a play: Liliom by Ferenc Molnár

Music and Lyrics by: Richard Rodgers; Oscar Hammerstein II

Producer: Henry Ephron

Keywords: Musical, Romantic Drama

Carnival barker Billy Bigelow falls in love with and marries young Julie Jordan; upon their marriage he loses his job (apparently only unmarried barkers are employable); lacking skills and means of support he takes to crime, though this proves fatal. Told in flashback as Billy receives permission for a brief return to Earth in hope of redemption and to right some of his wrongs. Though more successful as a stage play, still one of the better Rodgers & Hammerstein adaptations.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Jacques d'Amboise
Dancer
28-Jul-1934   Founder of the National Dance Institute
Audrey Christie
Actor
27-Jun-1912 19-Dec-1989 Broadway and TV actress
John Dehner
Actor
23-Nov-1915 4-Feb-1992 Carousel
Shirley Jones
Actor
31-Mar-1934   Mom of The Partridge Family
Gene Lockhart
Actor
18-Jul-1891 31-Mar-1957 Algiers
Gordon MacRae
Actor
12-Mar-1921 24-Jan-1986 Oklahoma
Cameron Mitchell
Actor
4-Nov-1918 6-Jul-1994 The High Chaparral

CAST

Starring
Gordon MacRae   ...   Billy Bigelow
Shirley Jones   ...   Julie Jordan
with
Cameron Mitchell   ...   Jigger Craigin
Barbara Ruick   ...   Carrie Pipperidge
Claramae Turner   ...   Nettie Fowler
Robert Rounseville   ...   Enoch Snow
Gene Lockhart   ...   Starkeeper
Audrey Christie   ...   Mrs. Mullin
Susan Luckey   ...   Louise
William Le Massena   ...   Heavenly Friend
John Dehner   ...   Mr. Bascombe
Jacques d'Amboise   ...   Louise's Dancing Partner

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