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Two women love the same man in a world of few prospects. In Budapest, Liliom is a "public figure," a rascal who's a carousel barker, loved by the experienced merry-go-round owner and by a ... See full summary »
In his 1939 book about his Mexican travels, "The Lawless Roads", Graham Greene relates how the Mexican audiences prepared to walk out on the film when two forbidding-looking angels appeared, but settled back down to watch it when they realized that Heaven was going to be depicted in a humorous way.
Step right up, ladies and gentlemen! The Hippo-Palace, elegant amusement for all! Glad to see you back, ma'am. You should buy a season pass! Just like a jockey, grip with your knees! Careful with your stockings! Calling all riders! Saddle up!
Madeleine Ozeray, who plays Julie, also plays her daughter, but this has never been mentioned in any credit list for the film.
The original video release of this (on Sinister Video) in 1998 did not have subtitles, and was cut by half-an-hour. The current DVD and VHS release on Kino has subtitles and is the full-length version of the film.