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Liliom, Ferenc Molnar's bittersweet fantasy play, was first filmed in Hollywood in 1930, with Charles Farrell as ne'er-do-well carnival barker Liliom and Rose Hobart as his long-suffering wife Julie. While that version is not available for public viewing, the 1935 French-language version directed by Fritz Lang and starring Charles Boyer is currently being offered by several home-video warehouses--albeit in an undubbed, unsubtitled print. Boyer plays Liliom, who runs the carousel at a Budapest amusement park. He impulsively quits his job when he falls in love with mill-worker Julie… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A lovely addition to the Lang filmography. It reveals a less harsh, less paranoid filmmaker."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"It's both better than its earlier reputation, which was based on the cut version, and yet still disappointing in some ways."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Boyer makes for a fine lovable louse, giving the film gusto."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A major work, a masterpiece."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
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