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Leslie Caron stars as an innocent young girl, a vulnerable orphan waif who finds a home with the puppet show in a traveling circus--and the love of a man who, at first, can only open his heart through the deeds and words of his marionettes--Lili. Set adrift in life at the age of 16, young Lili (Caron) finds a home and a job with the circus...and loses her heart to a dashing magician (Jean Pierre Aumont). But Lili is just another conquest for the magician, who returns to his wife (Zsa Zsa Gabor). The marionettes, however, console and care for Lili with a tenderness that slowly reawaken love within the young woman.
© 1953 Turner Entertainment Co. and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Fine score, Caron performance in MGM musical fantasy.
June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Says
Classic love story of an orphan and the carnival.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this classic drama is tame enough even for young grade-schoolers. There are some G-rated references to issues like infidelity and seduction, and one of the main characters slaps another and gets drunk, but overall this is age-appropriate for 6 and up.
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- Release Date:March 10, 1953
- Audio Format:Stereo
- Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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