Gordon MacRae is Billy Bigelow, a smooth-talking carny barker who falls in love with a millworker (Shirley Jones) on the colorful coast of Maine. Filmed on location, with a beautiful seaside setting as a backdrop and a thrilling score for accompaniment, their romance unfolds. But right before the birth of his daughter, Billy is killed while committing a robbery. Now in heaven, years later, he returns to earth for one day to attend his daughter's high school graduation and teach her one very important lesson.
Commentary by Shirley Jones & Nick Redmond
LILIOM (1934 Feature) P/S
Turns On The Carousel
Vintage Stage Excerpt
"You're A Queer One Julie Jordan" & "If I Loved You" Performed by Jan Clayton & John Raitt
"You're A Queer One Julie Jordan" performed by Barbara Ruick & Shirley Jones
"Blow High, BlowLow" performed by Cameron Michael & Chorus
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