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Carousel was adapted from the 1945 Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway musical of the same name--which, in turn, was based on Liliom, a play by Ferenc Molnar. Gordon MacRae stars as carnival barker Billy Bigelow, who much against his will falls in love with Maine factory girl Julie Jordan (Shirley Jones). Billy proves an improvident and unreliable husband, but Julie stands by him. Upon discovering that Julie is pregnant, the unemployed Billy sees an opportunity for some quick money by joining his unsavory pal Jigger (Cameron Mitchell). The scheme goes awry, and Billy dies. Standing before the… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

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"The fact that Carousel is Rogers and Hammerstein's least accessible and darkest musical is what makes it so compelling"
‑ Don Willmott, Filmcritic.com
"Carousel on screen is something less, alas."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
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