Jumbo

Jumbo

DVD - 2005
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The greatest show on earth comes to the screen in this sensational, razzle-dazzle circus epic the New York Herald Tribune called "a glorious tribute to sawdust!" Set at the turn of the century, the story centers on Pop Wonder, his daughter Kitty, his long-suffering fiancee of fourteen years, Lulu and Sam Rawlins, the spy who comes to steal Pop's circus and falls in love with Kitty. All four stars shine in thbe lavish and colorful musical numbers featuring the sublime songs of Rodgers and Hart. Doris Day delivers a bouncy version of "This Can't Be Love" while performing as a bareback rider, and also sings "Why Can't I" and "Little Girl Blue." Stephen Boyd croons a romantic version of "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World." And the comedy team of Durante and Raye provides some of the film's most hilarious moments and memorable lines. The breathtaking circus footage was actually directed by the legendary Busby Berkeley. Escape to the circus!
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c2005.
ISBN: 9780790798943
0790798948
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (127 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm.
Alternative Title: Billy Rose's Jumbo [dvd]

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VV17
Jan 18, 2016

This is a beautiful musical with Doris Day, Stephen Boyd, and Jimmy Durante! The plot is medium paced, but the actors do a splendid job and the acrobat portions of the film will dazzle the audience. This is a fun family film, and Jumbo is guaranteed to captivate the entire audience with his adorable tricks. So, enjoy visiting the circus by watching this film; it's a lot of fun, especially for any Jimmy Durante fans!

rufus_red4 Mar 08, 2015

This film's strongest asset is the score delightfully sung by the cast and some impressive and unique staging. Nonetheless, despite the score by Rogers and Hart, a script by Ben Hecht and Sidney Sheldon, musical numbers staged my Busby Berkeley, produced by Joe Pasternak and starring the incomparable Doris Day as well the veterans Jimmy Durante and Martha Raye, the movie is an overstuffed, overproduced and overlong disappointment. The actors are way long in the tooth, though they have conviction and are not awful, it's just hard to accept them as circus people. Then there's the whole issue of elephant's in circus's, and you can add lions to that as well, when here in 2015 Barnum and Bailey just announced it would phase out elephants in 3 years, makes watching the pachyderm perform disturbing.

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ostwald
Jun 21, 2013

I saw the movie and I had liked it
I had laughed through the movie this is a family one to watch

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Jan 18, 2016

VV17 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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