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Lili [DVD] [1953]

Release Date:10/09/2012

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    Based on the story by Paul Gallico, Lili stars Leslie Caron as the title character, a 16-year-old waif who runs off to join a carnival. Embittered, crippled puppeteer Mel Ferrer treats Lili with contempt; only by speaking through his puppets is Ferrer able to express his genuine love for the girl. Before this happens, however, Caron must overcome her crush on magician Jean-Pierre Aumont, who is married to the contentious Zsa Zsa Gabor. Though not a musical (as was Carnival, the 1961 Broadway version of Lili), the film affords Leslie Caron the opportunity for a dream ballet, and also accommodates the lilting Bronislaw Kaper/Adolph Deutsch hit song "Hi Lili, Hi Lo". Legend has it that professional curmudgeon H.L. Mencken, who considered movies a waste of time and never bothered to see them, was persuaded to attend a showing of Lili--and loved every minute of it! ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Leslie Caron
      Leslie Caron - Lili Daurier
    • Mel Ferrer
      Mel Ferrer - Paul Berthalet
    • Jean-Pierre Aumont
      Jean-Pierre Aumont - Marc
    • Zsa Zsa Gabor
      Zsa Zsa Gabor - Rosalie
    • Kurt Kasznar
      Kurt Kasznar - Jacquot

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