A young poet gets the brilliant idea to live in a department store, hiding by day, and courting his muse by night where it's quiet, and he can have all his needs met. But, to his surprise, he learns his brilliant idea's not exactly original; there are other residents who dodge the night watchmen, and who keep their existence secret at all costs. And one of them is a young woman who wants to leave, but is to frightened to go. And Charles finds that he wants to show her the larger world outside. Written by
When the lights go out, they come alive!
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Did You Know?
left showbiz to raise a family after this film and later opened an interior design business. One of her early clients was Michael Jackson
, who had such an affinity for the movie that he decided to furnish his bedroom in his first home with 17 lifelike mannequins, which he and Carr picked out together. See more
As Charles wanders into the busy department store, several patrons stop and stare directly into the camera. See more
My name is Bilby and I'm looking for the parasol department. The clerk said, "First left and straight on 'til morning," but that can't be right!
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Performed by Charmian Carr
& Anthony Perkins See more