Carousel (1956)

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  • Genre: Music, Romance
  • Release Date: 1956-02-16
  • User Rating: 5.3/10 from 75 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 8min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: 20th Century Fox
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Henry King
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From 75 Ratings


Billy Bigelow has been dead for 15 years. Now outside the pearly gates, he long ago waived his right to go back to Earth for a day. He has heard that there is a problem with his family: namely with his wife Julie Bigelow, née Jordan, and his child he hasn't met. He would now like to head back to Earth to assist in rectifying the problem; but before he may go, he has to get permission from the gatekeeper by telling him his story. Adapted from the Rodgers and Hammerstein hit Broadway musical.

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  • Gordon MacRae

    as Billy Bigelow
  • Shirley Jones

    as Julie Jordan
  • Cameron Mitchell

    as Jigger Craigin
  • Barbara Ruick

    as Carrie Pipperidge
  • Claramae Turner

    as Cousin Nettie
  • Robert Rounseville

    as Mr. Enoch Snow
  • Gene Lockhart

    as Starkeeper / Dr. Selden
  • Audrey Christie

    as Mrs. Mullin
  • Susan Luckey

    as Louise Bigelow
  • William LeMassena

    as Heavenly Friend
  • John Dehner

    as Mr. Bascombe
  • Jacques d'Amboise

    as Louise's 'Starlight Carnival' Dancing Partner
Writing Phoebe Ephron Screenplay
Directing Henry King Director
Writing Henry Ephron Screenplay
Directing Stanley Hough Assistant Director
Art Jack Martin Smith Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Mary Wills Costume Design
Crew Agnes de Mille Choreographer
Crew Rod Alexander Choreographer
Costume & Make-Up Ben Nye Makeup Artist
Production Henry Ephron Producer
Art Lyle R. Wheeler Art Direction
Camera Charles G. Clarke Director of Photography
Costume & Make-Up Helen Turpin Hairstylist
Editing William Reynolds Editor
Art Chester L. Bayhi Set Decoration
Writing Benjamin Glazer Adaptation
Sound Ken Darby Other
Sound Gus Levene Orchestrator
Sound Richard Rodgers Music
Sound Edward B. Powell Orchestrator
Writing Oscar Hammerstein II Book
Writing Oscar Hammerstein II Musical
Sound Alfred Newman Conductor
Sound Earle Hagen Orchestrator
Sound Harry M. Leonard Sound
Art Walter M. Scott Set Decoration
Sound Bernard Mayers Orchestrator
Sound Bernard Freericks Sound
Crew Ray Kellogg Special Effects
Camera Leonard Doss Other
Sound Alfred Newman Music Supervisor
Writing Richard Rodgers Musical
Sound Herbert W. Spencer Orchestrator
Costume & Make-Up Charles LeMaire Wardrobe Supervisor
Sound Nelson Riddle Orchestrator
Writing Ferenc Molnár Theatre Play
Sound Richard Rodgers Songs
Writing Oscar Hammerstein II Lyricist