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Liliom (1934)

 -  Drama | Fantasy  -  15 May 1934 (France)
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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 »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Madeleine Ozeray ...
Robert Arnoux ...
Le tourneur (the Lathe Turner)
Roland Toutain ...
Le marin ivre (The Drunken Sailor)
Alexandre Rignault ...
Henri Richard ...
Le commissaire - The Commissioner
Marcel Barencey ...
Le policier du Purgatoire - Purgatory Cop (as Barencey)
Raoul Marco ...
L'inspecteur - The Detective
Antonin Artaud ...
Le rémouleur (The Knife Grinder)
Léon Arvel ...
L'employé du commissariat (Police station employee)
René Stern ...
Mimi Funes ...
Marie (as Mimi Funès)
Maximilienne ...
Viviane Romance ...
La marchande de cigarettes - Cigarette Girl
Mila Parély ...
La dactylo - Typist
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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 young, innocent maid. The maid, Julie, loses her job after going out with Liliom; he's fired by his jealous employer for going out with Julie. The two lovers move in with Julie's aunt; unemployment emasculates him and a local weasel tempts him with crime. Julie, now wan, is true to Liliom even in his bad temper. Meanwhile, a stolid widower, a carpenter, wants to marry Julie. Is there any future on this earth for Julie and Liliom, whose love is passionate rather than ideal? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Trivia

This film was included on Disc 2 of the Carousel (1956) 50th Anniversary DVD. See more »

Quotes

Liliom Zadowski: Even in Heaven, there's only justice - nothing but justice!
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Crazy Credits

Madeleine Ozeray, who plays Julie, also plays her daughter, but this has never been mentioned in any credit list for the film. See more »

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A Diamond in the Dust
21 August 2006 | by (France) – See all my reviews

I stumbled across this film on late-night French TV last night, having missed the opening credits, but I was immediately struck by the sophistication of the production. Within a few minutes I was convinced that it had to be a Friz Lang film that I'd never heard of, but it wasn't until I checked IMDb this morning that I was able to confirm that suspicion. I had no idea that the final section of the film, with the trains of the afterlife, was coming, and I was, as the Brits say, gob-smacked. Corny and theatrical, sure, but also strange, beautiful, well-acted, and filmed with an eye that was a generation ahead of its time.


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