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Director: Henry King     Starring: Shirley Jones Gordon MacRae
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Format: DVD
Sku: 202978491
UPC: 024543381471
UPC 14: 00024543381471
Rating: NR
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Billy bigelow, a smooth-talking carny barker falls in love with julie and they marry. But right before the birth of his daughter, billy is killed while committing a robbery. Now in heaven, years later, he returns to earth for one day to attend his daughter's high school graduation and teach her one very important lesson.

"...moving characters, timeless songs...  Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide
"...the best dance sequences in any Rodgers and Hammerstein film...  Pam Grady, Reel.com

Editor's Note
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 ne'er-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 film's 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 "You'll Never Walk Alone."

Features

Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, Sensormatic, Spanish, Subtitled

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 11/7/2006
Video Play Time Running Time: 128 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1956
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2238147
Video UPC UPC: 00024543381471
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 2

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Widescreen  2.35:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Barbara Ruick
Video Cast Info Cameron Mitchell
Video Cast Info Gordon MacRae
Video Cast Info Shirley Jones
Video Cast Info Charles G. Clarke - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Henry Ephron - Writer
Video Cast Info Henry Ephron - Producer
Video Cast Info Henry King - Director
Video Cast Info Jack Martin Smith - Art Director
Video Cast Info Lyle R. Wheeler - Art Director
Video Cast Info Oscar Hammerstein - Based On Play By
Video Cast Info Phoebe Ephron - Writer
Video Cast Info William Reynolds - Editor

Professional Reviews

USA Today
"...With a great score, an attractive cast and one of those supernatural stories about dead folks returning to Earth that many find tough to resist..." 09/19/1997 p.13D

FilmsGraded.com 9 of 10
On the surface at least, the film had much in common with Oklahoma!, released the previous year. Besides the widescreen, technicolor format and the Rodgers and Hammerstein songs, both films starred rugged bass singer Gordon MacRae and smiling, angelic young Shirley Jones. Both had period Americana costumes and elaborate choreography...While Carousel is a strange musical for the 1950s, perhaps that also explains why it is so good. Everyone has a fine voice, and the songs (especially "You'll Never Walk Alone") are good if overripe. Billy is a much deeper character than you'll find in most non-musicals, while Jigger is a classic villain. Julie should be a dull supporting character, all sugar and sunshine, but the trials brought to her by Billy forces her inner strength to the surface. - Brian Koller

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Jones,Shirley
Product attributeLabel:   Fox Home Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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