Things are not going well in the depression-era town of Castle Gate. Mr. Ribaldi, a mysterious rich man with a disfigured face and an abrasive personality, has just bought and moved into a ... See full summary »

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Dalin Christiansen ...
Dallin Avery
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Papanickolas
Cynthia Jump ...
Margie Nelson
Josh Goodwin ...
Tommy
Natalie Hill ...
Singer #1
Alyson Breinholt ...
Georgie Baker
John Huntington ...
Hans
Ryan Healey ...
Porter Baker
David Jaster ...
Policeman
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Singer #2
Tom Nibley ...
Gordon Baker
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Bonnie Nelson
Mitch Lunak ...
Rufus
Ruth Margaret Nickerson ...
Emelda Avery
Bennie Moore ...
Nick (as Ben Moore)
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Things are not going well in the depression-era town of Castle Gate. Mr. Ribaldi, a mysterious rich man with a disfigured face and an abrasive personality, has just bought and moved into a long-vacant mansion. Bonnie, an adolescent girl who loves to sing, ends up working for Ribaldi so that her family can stay in their house. But Ribaldi is quite an accomplished musician himself, and he is soon giving Bonnie voice lessons. Meanwhile, local businesses are being shut down by foreclosures, and the townspeople suspect Ribaldi is responsible. Written by Joe McCauley <mccauley_je@lfs.loral.com>

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Many of the Paur family is in this movie. Joseph Paur is Ribaldi/Rigoletto, his son Mason is Nicky, his daughter Stephaine is Elaina, and Leo Paur is the writer and director. See more »

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During the scene discussing the difference between the hogs and bankers, the boom mic is clearly visible on the upper right hand side of the screen. See more »

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Ribaldi/Rigoletto: [laughing] You sing like a goat!
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References Frankenstein (1910) See more »

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APRIL CHILD
Lyrics by Chance Thomas
Music by Chance Thomas & Kurt Bestor
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Great kids movie!

I had first seen Rigoletto many, many years ago, not to long after it first came out. I loved it then, and I still love it now. I spent the last week working at a Christian camp as a counseler for their junior camp (4th -6th graders). What a rowdy bunch of energetic kids!!! They were nearly impossible to contain for longer than a few minutes, without them getting up and wandering around!

We had a movie night, and watched Rigoletto, and I kid you not, every single little pair of eyes was glued to that screen, and they were quiet for the whole thing! One of the kids even told the counselers, who were discussing something, to be quiet! It held their attention the whole movie, it was amazing!


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