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Director:
Writers:
Ben Hecht (book) and
Charles MacArthur (book) ...
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Release Date:
21 December 1962 (West Germany) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Jump for joy it's jumbo!
Plot:
A Debt-ridden circus is saved by an well-meaning but inept publicity man Pop Wonder. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 8 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Forgettable and Cute Musical See more (37 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Doris Day ... Kitty Wonder

Stephen Boyd ... Sam Rawlins

Jimmy Durante ... Anthony 'Pop' Wonder
Martha Raye ... Lulu

Dean Jagger ... John Noble
Joseph Waring ... Harry
Lynn Wood ... Tina
Charles Watts ... Ellis
James Chandler ... Parsons
Robert Burton ... Madison
Wilson Wood ... Hank

Norman Leavitt ... Eddie
Grady Sutton ... Driver
Ron Henon ... Circus Performer
The Carlisles ... Circus Performers
The Pedrolas ... Circus Performers
Wazzan Troupe ... Circus Performers (as The Wazzans)
Poodles Hanneford ... Circus Performers (as The Hannefords)
Billy Barton ... Circus Performer
Corky Cristiani ... Circus Performer
Victor Julian ... Circus Performer
Richard Berg ... Circus Performer
Joe Monahan ... Circus Performer
Miss Loni ... Circus Performer (as Miss Lani)
Adolph Dubsky ... Circus Performer
Pat Anthony ... Circus Performer
Janos Prohaska ... Circus Performer
The Barbettes ... Circus Performers
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jimmy Ames ... Minor Role (uncredited)

John Astin ... Pilot (uncredited)

Nesdon Booth ... Marshall (uncredited)
Danny Borzage ... Roustabout (uncredited)
Jack Boyle ... Reporter (uncredited)
Chet Brandenburg ... Rider on Monkey Wagon (uncredited)
John Burnside ... 3rd Deputy (uncredited)
Sue Casey ... Dottie (uncredited)
Fred Coby ... Andy (uncredited)
Gene Coogan ... Roustabout (uncredited)
Chuck Couch ... Mantino (uncredited)
Roy Engel ... Reporter (uncredited)
Christian Haren ... Lennie - Roustabout (uncredited)
John Hart ... Marshall (uncredited)
Bill Hines ... Roustabout (uncredited)
Shep Houghton ... Elephant Rider (uncredited)
Michael Kostrick ... Michaels (uncredited)
Frank Kreig ... 2nd Deputy (uncredited)
Ralph Lee ... Perry (uncredited)
C.J. Madison ... Elephant Trainer (uncredited)
Kermit Maynard ... Show Spectator (uncredited)
Otto Reichow ... Hans (uncredited)
Churchill Ross ... Aasron Richards (uncredited)
J. Lewis Smith ... Dick (uncredited)
Olan Soule ... Ticket Agent (uncredited)
Sydney ... Jumbo (uncredited)
Paul Wexler ... Sharpie (uncredited)
Robert Williams ... Deputy Sheriff (uncredited)
Harry Wilson ... Roustabout (uncredited)

Directed by
Charles Walters 
 
Writing credits
Ben Hecht (book) and
Charles MacArthur (book)

Sidney Sheldon (screenplay)

Produced by
Roger Edens .... associate producer
Martin Melcher .... producer
Joe Pasternak .... producer
 
Original Music by
Leo Arnaud (uncredited)
Alexander Courage (uncredited)
Roger Edens (uncredited)
Robert Franklyn (uncredited)
Conrad Salinger (uncredited)
George Stoll (uncredited)
Robert Van Eps (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
William H. Daniels (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Richard W. Farrell 
 
Casting by
Leonard Murphy (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
E. Preston Ames  (as Preston Ames)
George W. Davis 
 
Set Decoration by
Henry Grace 
Hugh Hunt 
 
Costume Design by
Morton Haack 
 
Makeup Department
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair stylist
William Tuttle .... makeup creator
Jane Gorton .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Jack Wilson .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Dave Friedman .... unit manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Busby Berkeley .... second unit director
William Shanks .... assistant director
Carl 'Major' Roup .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Carl Beondé .... prop (uncredited)
Robert Murdock .... prop (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Franklin Milton .... recording supervisor
Michael J. Clark .... boom operator (uncredited)
Tom Overton .... sound mixer (uncredited)
James Utterback .... boom operator (uncredited)
Mike Voss .... sound recordist (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
A. Arnold Gillespie .... special visual effects
Robert R. Hoag .... special visual effects
J. McMillan Johnson .... special visual effects
 
Stunts
Chuck Couch .... stunt double: Stephen Boyd (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Eric Carpenter .... still photographer (uncredited)
Fenton Hamilton .... electrician (uncredited)
Lloyd Isbell .... grip (uncredited)
Bill Johnson .... camera assistant (uncredited)
Bill Johnson .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Beau Vanden Ecker .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Robert Ellsworth .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Elva Martien .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Charles K. Hagedon .... color consultant
 
Music Department
Leo Arnaud .... orchestrator
Conrad Salinger .... orchestrator
George Stoll .... conductor
George Stoll .... music supervisor
Robert Tucker .... vocal arrangements (as Bobby Tucker)
Robert Van Eps .... orchestrator
Ralph Ives .... music editor (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Irving Aaronson .... assistant to producer
Al Dobritch .... coordinator: circus acts
Billy Rose .... based on the musical play produced by, at the New York Hippodrome
Billy Rose .... stage producer
Cleo Anton .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Busby Berkeley .... choreographer (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Jumbo" - International (English title) (informal short title)
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Runtime:
123 min | 127 min (DVD version)
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Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System) (magnetic prints) | Mono (optical prints)
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Trivia:
The 1935 musical play of Billy Rose's "Jumbo", on which this film was based, was the final stage presentation at New York City's venerable Hippodrome Theatre, which was torn down to make room for a parking lot. The show opened on November 16, 1935 and ran for 233 performances.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Lulu somehow manages to come out of the cannon backwards - the opposite way to how she entered.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter (1982) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
My RomanceSee more »

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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Forgettable and Cute Musical, 1 June 2013
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In the beginning of the Twentieth Century, the traveling The Wonder Circus has the greatest attraction the elephant Jumbo and is full of debts. The owner, Anthony 'Pop' Wonder (Jimmy Durante), works as a clown but is a gambler addicted in dice games and usually loses the box office gambling. He has been deceiving the clairvoyant Lulu (Martha Raye) for many years promising to marry her. His daughter, Kitty Wonder (Doris Day), is the trick rider and tries to negotiate with creditors and the circus performers to keep the business going on. John Noble (Dean Jagger), who owns a famous Noble Circus, wants to buy Jumbo and The Wonder Circus, but Pop refuses his offers.

When the mysterious Sam Rawlins (Stephen Boyd) asks for a job in the Wonder Circus, Kitty refuses and tells that they do not want adventurer working in their circus. But he proves to be an excellent aerialist and handy man and Pop hires him since they lost many performers due to the lack of payment. Soon Kitty falls in love with Sam, but he has a secret agenda and she does not know.

"Billy Rose's Jumbo" is a forgettable and cute musical based on a 1935 Broadway show. The silly plot is a predictable romance entwined with many songs and performances by circus performers and entertains. The work of the stunts and the edition is wonderful. Unfortunately the songs in the DVD released by Warner in Brazil do not have subtitles in a absolute lack of respect from Warner to the Brazilian costumers. Shame on you Warner! My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "A Mais Querida do Mundo" ("The Dearest in the World")

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