Carousel (1956)

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… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: February 16, 1956
DVD Release Date: April 27, 1999
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Don Willmott

The fact that Carousel is Rogers and Hammerstein's least accessible and darkest musical is what makes it so compelling

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Walter Chaw
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Carousel on screen is something less, alas.

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Lanning : )
Truly some of the most beautiful and most sophisticated music to come out of Broadway. If you like musicals and haven't seen this yet. you must. If I… More
Jennifer Xu
Loving the songs, not sure how much I like this version though, as all the actors look like they're about 40 years old.
jay nixon
One of the darkest if not the darkest of the big Hollywood or Rodgers & Hammerstein musicals this has an almost throughly unsympathic anti-hero and somewhat… More
Megan S
Totally cheesy and silly. It was really dumb. And there were several neverending song and dance numbers...they just went on forever. I thought the State Fair… More
Randy Tippy
A nice, congenial presentation of Rogers & Hammerstein's stage-play, but not as dynamic as <i>Oklahoma!</i>. Still, Gordon MacRae and… More

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