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Lili (1953)

Passed | | Drama, Musical, Romance | 10 July 1953 (USA)
An orphaned young woman becomes part of a puppet act and forms a relationship with the anti-social puppeteer.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Lili Daurier
... Paul Berthalet
... Marc (as Jean Pierre Aumont)
... Rosalie
... Jacquot
... Peach Lips
... Proprietor
Ralph Dumke ... M. Corvier
... M. Tonit
George Baxter ... M. Enrique
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Storyline

Members of a circus troupe "adopt" Lili Daurier when she finds herself stranded in a strange town. The magician who first comes to her rescue already has romantic entanglements and thinks of her as a little girl. Who can she turn to but the puppets, singing to them her troubles, forgetting that there are puppeteers. A crowd gathers around Lili as she sings. The circus has a new act. She now has a job. Will she get her heart's desire? Written by Dale O'Connor <daleoc@interaccess.com>

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Fall in love all over again with Lili! (re-release) See more »

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10 July 1953 (USA)  »

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Лили  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Leslie Caron was 22 when she played 16 year old Lili See more »

Goofs

When Marc plays a magic trick with his cigarette at the notions store, he actually burns Lili's hand, right before playing the trick. We can see Lili jerking her hand apart, but she keeps on watching Marc as if nothing has happened. See more »

Quotes

M. Corvier: Where'd you find the girl?
M. Tonit: We can't make up our minds whether she's a superb actress or you're a Svengali.
Paul Berthalet: No. She's like a little bell - that gives off a pure sound no matter how you strike it; because, she's, in herself, so good and true and pure.
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Referenced in Divine Trash (1998) See more »

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Adoration
(uncredited)
by Bronislau Kaper
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Absolutely Exquisite!
19 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

This movie is my favorite movie of all time! The innocence and sweetness conveyed by Leslie Caron in this movie is supreme! You'll find no other film like it! Personally, I think it is better than an American in Paris. The reasons why I like it are almost inexplicable, however. I first watched it at age 16. Afterwards I felt like the world was a wonderful thing and that there was still purity in the existence. Leslie Caron's virginal character is so convincing that she doesn't even need to say anything to make the viewer feel that she is truly good. Mel Ferrers performance is also noteworthy. The chemistry between these two characters is real. This movie is often overshadowed by Leslie Caron's more popular films (such as an Gigi). However, I recommend that all movie lovers watch this film.


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