Carousel

Carousel
Carousel
  • NR
  • 2h 9m
  • 1956
Fresh83%
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Gordon McRae and Shirley Jones star in this cherished Rodgers & Hammerstein® classic set in a beautiful seaside village. After tragedy strikes, Billy Bigelow (McRae), a smooth-talking carny man, makes his way to Heaven, then back to his wife (Shirley Jones) and daughter for one day of love, solace and redemption, in one of the most unique and powerfully uplifting musicals ever written.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Fresh83%
Reviews
Filmcritic.com
Don Willmott
Fresh

The fact that Carousel is Rogers and Hammerstein's least accessible and darkest musical is what ma...

June 21, 2017
Film Freak Central
Walter Chaw
Rotten

Carousel on screen is something less, alas.

June 21, 2017
EmanuelLevy.Com
Emanuel Levy
Fresh

June 21, 2017
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Daniel M. Kimmel
Fresh

June 20, 2017
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Carol Cling
Fresh

June 17, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Not like sunny Oklahoma! -- much darker.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this musical from Rodgers and Hammerstein isn't like their other crowd pleasers such as The Sound of Music and Oklahoma!. The themes are darker and the characters are flawed, especially Billy who beats his wife (not shown), steals, and dies in a knife fight. When he comes back as a ghost he may be after some form of redemption, but there are some mixed signals -- at one point he hits his daughter (who doesn't feel it).

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Fantasy
  • Release Date:February 16, 1956
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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