Lili Cast, Box Office Collection, Budget, Storyline


Based on the story by Paul Gallico, Lili stars Leslie Caron as the title character, a 16-year-old waif who runs off to join a carnival. Embittered, crippled puppeteer Mel Ferrer treats Lili with contempt; only by speaking through his puppets is Ferrer able to express his genuine love for the girl. Before this happens, however, Caron must overcome her crush on magician Jean-Pierre Aumont, who is married to the contentious Zsa Zsa Gabor. Though not a musical (as was Carnival, the 1961 Broadway version of Lili), the film affords Leslie Caron the opportunity for a dream ballet, and also accommodates the lilting Bronislaw Kaper/Adolph Deutsch hit song “Hi Lili, Hi Lo”. Legend has it that professional curmudgeon H.L. Mencken, who considered movies a waste of time and never bothered to see them, was persuaded to attend a showing of Lili–and loved every minute of it!

Release date: Mar 10, 1953
Production Company: MGM Home Entertainment
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Genre: Classics,Drama,Musical & Performing Arts,Romance

Lili Caste and Crew
Director: Charles Walters
writer: Helen Deutsch,Paul Gallico
Leslie Caron,Mel Ferrer,Zsa Zsa Gabor,Jean-Pierre Aumont,Kurt Kasznar,Amanda Blake,Alex Gerry,Ralph Dumke,George Baxter,Wilton Graff,Eda Reiss Merin,George Davis,Mitchell Lewis,Fred Walton,Richard Grayson,Reginald Simpson,Dorothy Jarnac