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Gordon MacRae Gordon MacRae
Billy Bigelow
Shirley Jones Shirley Jones
Julie Jordan
Cameron Mitchell Cameron Mitchell
Jigger Craigin
Barbara Ruick Barbara Ruick
Carrie Pipperidge
Claramae Turner Claramae Turner
Cousin Nettie
Robert Rounseville Robert Rounseville
Mr. Enoch Snow
Gene Lockhart Gene Lockhart
Starkeeper / Dr. Selden
Audrey Christie Audrey Christie
Mrs. Mullin


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Phoebe Ephron Phoebe Ephron
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Henry Ephron Henry Ephron
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7 years, 7 months ago at Apr 2 20:58
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What an unpleasant lead role Billy Bigelow is. And then there is the wooden dialogue but the songs at least save this film most of all 'You'll Never Walk Alone' a rousing agnostic spiritual.

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1 month ago at Oct 16 16:25
Call me crazy, but I almost miss the cotton candy fluff of other Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals if the alternative is Carousel which presents domestic abuse in the most questionable way imaginable. After all, the lousy main character gets semi-redeemed while his widow and orphaned child spout out that if someone loves you enough that being hit by them doesn’t hurt at all. Cue the heart-swellin... read more
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Description: Billy Bigelow asks for permission to be sent down "from above" for one day to try and make amends for mistakes he made in life. Billy worked at the carnival as a carousel barker, which is where he met Julie. The carousel owner, Mrs. Mullin, fired him because of jealousy, and he and Julie got married. Billy got into bad habits when he couldn't find a job and they were forced to live with Julie's cousin Nettie after Julie was fired from her factory job for staying out late with Billy. When Julie told him she was pregnant, he felt compelled to somehow find a way to support his family, but the only option seemed to be fall ... (more)
Release date: 16 February 1956
UPC: 086162001017
Tags: Musical (6), Romance (4), Drama (3), Spirits (2), Relationships (2), 1950s (2), Afterlife (2), Mind (2), Negativity (2), Powers Of Spirit (1), Higher Friends (1), Growth/healing (1), Fantasy/sci-fi (1), MMG (1), 50's (1), HQ (1), Usa (1), 1950's (1), Music Video (1), Musical Sequences (1)
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Carousel

“Call me crazy, but I almost miss the cotton candy fluff of other Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals if the alternative is Carousel which presents domestic abuse in the most questionable way imaginable. After all, the lousy main character gets semi-redeemed while his widow and orphaned child spout out that if someone loves you enough that being hit by them doesn’t hurt at all. Cue the heart-swelling music and fade out as we walk out with a knotted stomach when we’re clearly supposed to feel euphoria.   I have no aversion to dark musicals or musicals with thornier subject matter, I absolutely adore the work of Stephen Sondheim after all, but Carousel just doesn’t work for me from top to bottom. Maybe it’s better on the stage, but there’s something deeply “off” about the entire” read more

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