Spectacular staging dots this widescreen deluxe Rodgers and Hammerstein musical as Gordon MacRae brings a blustery energy to the lead role of Billy Bigelow, a drifter and neer-do-well carnival barker. The troubled soul finally settles down with a good woman (Shirley Jones) but then gets stabbed to death while committing a robbery. Many years later, an angel offers the roustabout the chance to return to earth for just one day to makes things right for his unhappy wife and the daughter he never had the chance to meet. Based on the French play LILION by Ferene Molnar, CAROUSEL ranks among the better Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals, making it a classic by any standard. To boot, the films tale of love between Bigelow and wife Julie rivals that of any other 1950s musical. Songs from the outstanding score include If I Loved You, June Is Busting Out All Over, and Youll Never Walk Alone.
Audio Commentary By Shirley Jones And Music Consultant Nick Redman Liliom 1934 French Feature Film Of The Story That Was The Basis For Carousel, Turns On The Carousel Featurette, Vintage Stage Excerpts, Movietone News Segments, 3 Additional Songs, 3 Stills Galleries, Trailers
Release Date: 20 March 2006
Certificate: U - Universal - Suitable for all
Running Time: 123 minutes
Production Year: 1956
Main Language: English