Lili

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(out of 5)


 is a delight in this positively charming family film. She plays the kindhearted Parisian girl of the title who finds herself stranded alone in a strange city and befriends a group of travelling circus performers. She falls in love with the troupe’s magician (), but he is already involved with someone else and thinks of her as a little child. One day she tells her troubles to a group of puppets, singing the famous theme “Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo”, and when a crowd gathers to watch her, a star is born! Beautifully photographed in rich Technicolour, this film is enchanting.


USA, 1953

Directed by

Screenplay by , based on a story by 

Cinematography by 

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by ,

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Academy Awards 1953

Cannes Film Festival 1953

Golden Globe Awards 1953


Lili

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