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Jumbo

Author: Charles WaltersJoe PasternakMartin MelcherLorenz HartRichard RodgersAll authors
Publisher: [United States] : Turner Entertainment Co. ; Burbank, CA : Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. : Warner Home Video, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Widescreen versionView all editions and formats
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The greatest show on earth comes to the screen in this circus epic set at the turn of the century. The story centers on Pop Wonder (Jimmy Durante), his daughter Kitty (Doris Day), his long-suffering fiancee of fourteen years, Lulu (Martha Raye), and Sam Rawlins (Stephen Boyd), the spy who comes to steal Pop's circus and falls in love with Kitty. Includes lavish and colorful musical numbers featuring the songs of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Musical films
Musical
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Walters; Joe Pasternak; Martin Melcher; Lorenz Hart; Richard Rodgers; Charles MacArthur; Ben Hecht; Sidney Sheldon; Billy Rose; Doris Day; Stephen Boyd; Jimmy Durante; Martha Raye; Dean Jagger; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.; Turner Entertainment Co.; Warner Bros. Entertainment.; Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 0790798948 9780790798943
OCLC Number: 59669471
Language Note: English or French dialog with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Notes: Based on the musical play produced by Billy Rose at the New York Hippodrome.
Videodisc release of the 1962 motion picture.
Region 1, letterboxed; dual-layer format.
Special features include the musical short, "Yours Sincerely", a Tom and Jerry cartoon, "Jerry and Jumbo", the original overture and the theatrical trailer.
Credits: Director of photography, William H. Daniels ; film editor, Richard W. Farrell ; music supervisor, George Stoll.
Cast: Doris Day, Stephen Boyd, Jimmy Durante, Martha Raye, Dean Jagger.
Description: 1 videodisc (127 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Dolby digital surround, 5.1.
Other Titles: Billy Rose's Jumbo
Responsibility: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; book by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur ; music and lyrics by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart ; screen play by Sidney Sheldon ; produced by Joe Pasternak and Martin Melcher ; directed by Charles Walters.

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The greatest show on earth comes to the screen in this circus epic set at the turn of the century. The story centers on Pop Wonder (Jimmy Durante), his daughter Kitty (Doris Day), his long-suffering fiancee of fourteen years, Lulu (Martha Raye), and Sam Rawlins (Stephen Boyd), the spy who comes to steal Pop's circus and falls in love with Kitty. Includes lavish and colorful musical numbers featuring the songs of Rodgers and Hart. Doris Day delivers a bouncy version of "This Can't Be Love" while performing as a bareback rider, and also sings "Why Can't I" and "Little Girl Blue." Stephen Boyd croons a romantic version of "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World." And the comedy team of Durante and Raye provides some of the film's most hilarious moments and memorable lines. The circus footage was directed by the legendary Busby Berkeley. Escape to the circus!

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