On a trip to France, millionaire Jervis Pendleton sees an 18 year old girl in an orphanage. Enchanted with her, but mindful of the difference in their ages, he sponsors her to college in ... See full summary »
Melvin, a photographer for Look magazine, meets Judy and he wants to marry her. Her father is against that and as a last resort, Melvin promises to get Judy's photo on the cover of the next issue, a task easier said than done.
Members of a circus troupe "adopt" Lili Daurier when she finds herself stranded in a strange town. The magician who first comes to her rescue already has romantic entanglements and thinks of her as a little girl. Who can she turn to but the puppets, singing to them her troubles, forgetting that there are puppeteers. A crowd gathers around Lili as she sings. The circus has a new act. She now has a job. Will she get her heart's desire?Written by
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Lili was adapted by Michael Stewart, with music and lyrics by Bob Merrill, into the 1961 stage musical "Carnival!" The stage version was produced by David Merrick and directed and choreographed by Gower Champion. It starred Anna Maria Alberghetti, Jerry Orbach, Kaye Ballard, Pierre Olaf and James Mitchell, and played for 719 performances. See more »
When Lili sees Marc's act for the first time, there is a slight but obvious film cut as Marc is holding up the cloak before his assistant is revealed. See more »
Where'd you find the girl?
We can't make up our minds whether she's a superb actress or you're a Svengali.
No. She's like a little bell - that gives off a pure sound no matter how you strike it; because, she's, in herself, so good and true and pure.
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Music by Bronislau Kaper
Danced by Leslie Caron, Jean Pierre Aumont and Zsa Zsa Gabor See more »
Absolutely wonderful film
"Lili", based on Paul Gallico's "Love For Seven Dolls", is one of the most delightful films ever. Leslie Caron deserved her Academy Award nomination as "Lili". The ballet sequence at the end of the film in which each puppet turn into Paul, the puppeteer, making Lili realize she loves him is magical. "Lili" was the basis for a big, lavish Broadway musical "Carnival" that lost the basic beautiful simplicity of the original. This film is a classic and deserves to be. The puppets are magnificent.
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