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Liliom, a merry-go-round barker at a Budapest amusement park, becomes enamored of Julie, a servant girl, and though under the influence of Madame Muskat, a sideshow entrepreneur, he marries the girl. Although he has not been a good... See more »

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Liliom
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Julie
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Mme. Muscat
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Chief Magistrate
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The Buzzard
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Carpenter
Mildred Van Dorn ...
Marie
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Hollinger (as Guinn Williams)
Lillian Elliott ...
Aunt Hulda
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Louise (as Dawn O'Day)
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Wolf
James A. Marcus ...
Linzman (as James Marcus)
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Angel Gabriel
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frankie Genardi
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Stefen Kadar (uncredited)
Sidney D'Albrook ...
Suicidal Train Passenger (uncredited)
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Buttercup (uncredited)
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Housekeeper (uncredited)
Jack Raymond ...
Train Passenger (uncredited)
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Dr. Reich (uncredited)

Directed by

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Frank Borzage

Written by

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Ferenc Molnár ... (play "Liliom") (as Franz Molnar)
 
S.N. Behrman ... (screenplay and dialogue) and
Sonya Levien ... (screenplay and dialogue)
 
Benjamin Glazer ... (translation) (uncredited)

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Richard Fall
Samuel Kaylin ... (uncredited)

Cinematography by

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Chester A. Lyons ... (as Chester Lyons)

Film Editing by

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Margaret Clancey

Costume Design by

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Sophie Wachner

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Lew Borzage ... assistant director

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Harry Oliver ... settings

Sound Department

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George P. Costello ... sound

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Eugene Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Joseff-Hollywood ... costume jeweller (uncredited)

Music Department

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Alfred Dalby ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Hugo Friedhofer ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Emil Gerstenberger ... orchestrator (uncredited)
William Spielter ... orchestrator (uncredited)

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William Fox ... presenter

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Plot Summary

Liliom, a merry-go-round barker at a Budapest amusement park, becomes enamored of Julie, a servant girl, and though under the influence of Madame Muskat, a sideshow entrepreneur, he marries the girl. Although he has not been a good provider, Liliom is spurred into action by the discovery that his wife is pregnant and eventually is influenced by his friend Buzzard, to rob a bank cashier so that he can take Julie to America.

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Taglines Charles Farrell in his greatest role See more »
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Also Known As
  • Frank Borzage's Liliom by Franz Molnar (United States)
  • リリオム(1930) (Japan, Japanese title)
  • La leggenda di Liliom (Italy)
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  • 94 min
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Trivia This is the first film to use rear projection for backgrounds. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Rodgers & Hammerstein: The Sound of Movies (1996). See more »
Soundtracks Dream of Romance See more »
Quotes Liliom: [speaking about Louise] I wanted to make her laugh, and she wouldn't laugh! I wanted to make her like me, and she wouldn't like me! Oh, I've failed!
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