Orphan Lili Daurier joins a carnival and fail under the spell of its star, a suave magician. But it is the show's crippled, embittered puppeteer who truly loves Lili, a love he can express only through his puppets. "It is not often that the word 'enchanting' can accurately be applied to a musical." Clive Hirschhorn wrote in The Hollywood Musical, "but it was the best way to describe Lili, as well as Leslie Caron's genuinely touching performance. " Nominated for six Academy Awards®, Lili offers sentiment without sugar, simplicity without banality and a lyrical heart that beats to an Oscar®-winning Bronislau Kaper score highlighted by Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo and an imaginative sequence of Caron dancing with her beloved puppets come to life. Mel Ferrer, Jean Pierre Aumont, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Amanda Blake and Kurt Kasznar also star.

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Lili (1953)

Musical/Romance

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Orphan Lili Daurier joins a carnival and fail under the spell of its star, a suave magician. But it is the show's crippled, embittered puppeteer who truly loves Lili, a love he can express only through his puppets. "It is not often that the word 'enchanting' can accurately be applied to a musical." Clive Hirschhorn wrote in The Hollywood Musical, "but it was the best way to describe Lili, as well as Leslie Caron's genuinely touching performance. " Nominated for six Academy Awards®, Lili offers sentiment without sugar, simplicity without banality and a lyrical heart that beats to an Oscar®-winning Bronislau Kaper score highlighted by Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo and an imaginative sequence of Caron dancing with her beloved puppets come to life. Mel Ferrer, Jean Pierre Aumont, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Amanda Blake and Kurt Kasznar also star.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Company

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Part Of
Cast
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Leslie Caron

Lili Daurier
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Mel Ferrer

Paul Berthalet
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Jean-Pierre Aumont

Marc (as Jean Pierre Aumont)
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Zsa Zsa Gabor

Rosalie
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Kurt Kasznar

Jacquot
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Amanda Blake

Peach Lips
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Alex Gerry

Proprietor
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Ralph Dumke

M. Corvier
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Wilton Graff

M. Tonit
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George Baxter

M. Enrique
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Gene Conklin

Whistler in Ballet Sequence (uncredited)
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George Davis

Workman (uncredited)
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Jeannine Ducasse

French Girl (uncredited)
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Richard Grayson

Flirting Vendor (uncredited)
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Claude Guy

French Boy (uncredited)
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Lars Hensen

Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
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Dorothy Jarnac

Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
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Dick Lerner

Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
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Mitchell Lewis

Concessionaire (uncredited)
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Muzzy Marcellino

Whistler in Ballet Sequence (uncredited)
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Arthur Mendez

Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
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Eda Reiss Merin

Fruit Peddler (uncredited)
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Nolie Miller

Dancer (uncredited)
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Frank Radcliffe

Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
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Ruby Ray

Whistler in Ballet Sequence (uncredited)
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Reginald Simpson

Workman (uncredited)
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Charles Soldani

Worker (uncredited)
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Georgia Stark

Whistling Solo / Whistler in Ballet Sequence (uncredited)
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Ellinor Vanderveer

Woman in Brown Whom Lili Waits on in Cabaret (uncredited)
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Charles Walters

Dancer (uncredited)
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Fred Walton

Whistler (uncredited)
Crew
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Charles Walters

Director
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Helen Deutsch

Writer
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Paul Gallico

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Lili

(DVD)

Disc Title Front Cover

Lili

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

10/9/2012

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