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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:
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 8 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Doris and Martha's Big Moment See more (38 total) »

Cast

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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)
George Bruggeman ... Show Spectator (uncredited)
John Burnside ... 3rd Deputy (uncredited)
Sue Casey ... Dottie (uncredited)
James J. Casino ... Roustabout (uncredited)
Fred Coby ... Andy (uncredited)
Gene Coogan ... Roustabout (uncredited)
Chuck Couch ... Mantino (uncredited)
Walt Davis ... Roustabout (uncredited)
Roy Engel ... Reporter (uncredited)
Wesley Gale ... Roustabout (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)
Mike Morelli ... Show Spectator (uncredited)
Otto Reichow ... Hans (uncredited)
Churchill Ross ... Aasron Richards (uncredited)
Jerry Schumacher ... Roustabout (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:
This movie was based on Billy Rose's 1934 musical extravaganza and he insisted that the full title be used on the movie.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:
Little Girl BlueSee more »

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24 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Doris and Martha's Big Moment, 6 May 2004
Author: gregorybnyc from United States

I saw this as a teenager, and fell in love. Doris Day was one of the most popular and yet one of the most underrated movie stars of her generation. Her reputation hasn't survived into our modern era as other film icons of the time, including Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Sophia Loren, Shirley MacLaine and Elizabeth Taylor.

She was an excellent singer, actress, film personality, and she shines in this less-than-perfect screen adaptation of Billy Rose's Broadway extravaganza. Doris was 38 when she made this film, and she looks a tad too old. But she had one of Hollywood's greatest bodies and looks sensational in the many period costumes. She sings this glorious Rodgers and Hart score magnificently, particularly "My Romance," and "Little Girl Blue." The highlight in the movie is the "Why Can't I" duet between Doris and Martha Raye. Raye, a wonderful singer in her own right, and Doris simply shine in this small scene, harmonizing beautifully.

Jimmy Durante is also superb as her charming scamp of a father and head of the family circus. His asides to Jumbo, the elephant are wonderfully comic. Stephen Boyd has been criticized, but I think he's the classic leading man here and doesn't spoil any scene he's in.

This JUMBO was the end of the classic movie musical era, and you can hear it wheezing a bit. But anachronistic as it is, you have Busby Berkeley overseeing the musical numbers, and you would be hard-pressed to find two hours as heart-warmingly delightful as this movie is. Brava to Doris Day--long may she be remembered for the class act she was.

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