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Based on the lauded Rodgers and Hammerstein stage musical, this film follows the romance of Billy Bigelow (Gordon MacRae), a charming carousel barker, and Julie Jordan (Shirley Jones), a pretty worker from a nearby mill. When the attractive young couple gets married, they also both find themselves unemployed, which puts a strain on their relationship. When Billy finds out that Julie is pregnant, he resorts to extreme measures to get money, a decision that leads to tragedy.

Cast & Crew

Gordon MacRae
Billy Bigelow
Shirley Jones
Julie Jordan
Cameron Mitchell
Jigger Craigin
Barbara Ruick
Carrie Pipperidge
Claramae Turner
Cousin Nettie
Robert Rounseville
Mr. Enoch Snow
Gene Lockhart
Starkeeper, Dr. Selden
Susan Luckey
Louise Bigelow
William LeMassena
Heavenly Friend
Richard Rodgers
Non-Original Music
Charles G. Clarke
Cinematographer
Lyle R. Wheeler
Art Direction
Stanley Hough
Assistant Director
Phoebe Ephron
Screenwriter
Henry Ephron
Screenwriter
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  • Jan 20, 2009
    A nice, congenial presentation of Rogers & Hammerstein's stage-play, but not as dynamic as <i>Oklahoma!</i>. Still, Gordon MacRae and Shirley Jones are perfectly suited for their respective roles. A pleasant 1950's musical.
    Randy T Super Reviewer
  • Oct 17, 2007
    Loving the songs, not sure how much I like this version though, as all the actors look like they're about 40 years old.
    Jennifer X Super Reviewer
  • Sep 27, 2007
    One of the darkest if not the darkest of the big Hollywood or Rodgers & Hammerstein musicals this has an almost throughly unsympathic anti-hero and somewhat of a doormat, at least at first, for a leading lady. However it also has some of the most beautiful music ever written sung by two great artists. "If I Loved You" is a song so full of cautious yearning and guarded longing with beautiful simplicity it tells you so much about Billy and Julie any other back story would be wasted. "You'll Never Walk Alone" is starkly moving and "June Is Busting Out All Over" provides some much needed levity in the heavy proceedings. Shirley Jones, at perhaps the peak of her lovliness, and Gordon MacRae, always one of the most attractive men in films with his All American robustness, with their chemistry and charisma make the two main characters people you care about which especially in Billy Bigelow's case is not the easiest accomplishment. As far as their singing performances Shirley as was always the case is in exquisite voice but the real standout has got to be Gordon, blessed with a gorgeous baritone and a fine expressive style, he is terrific here particularly in his big showstopping set piece "Soliloquy". A beautiful film about imperfect people, and the redemption of one, that may not be politically correct if viewed through the prism of modern times but looked at from the persepective of the times it was made in is a great entertainment.
    jay n Super Reviewer
  • Aug 21, 2007
    Totally cheesy and silly. It was really dumb. And there were several neverending song and dance numbers...they just went on forever. I thought the State Fair songs were silly but these were even worse. At one point they were having a clam bake on an island and that had just sung about how awesome the month of June is before the scene. They were sitting there and a character asked them all if they had a good time and they broke into another song starting with "we had a real nice clam bake..." So 3/4 of the movie was about the man and the events going up towards his death interspersed with scenes of him in purgatory trying to argue his case and go down to his daughter. He was on earth for like 2 seconds in the movie and he tried to talk to his daughter and ended up hitting her. They let him have more time and go see her graduate and the way he saved the day was to whisper "believe it" in her ear while she was singing a song.
    Megan S Super Reviewer

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