Actors: Doris Day, Stephen Boyd, Jimmy Durante
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about Billy Rose's Jumbo|
|Billy Rose's Jumbo is the movie based on the Rodgers and Hart musical about the Wonder Circus. The Wonder Circus is owned by Pop Wonder (Jimmy Durante) and his daughter Kitty (Doris Day). The main attraction of the Wonder Circus is the talented dancing elephant, Jumbo.
A new tightrope walker, Sam, joins the circus and immediately catches the single Kitty's eye and heart. The movie is filled with music and dance and romance. A family-friendly movie, all ages can enjoy. Real circus performers and Doris Day's own stunts lend a real authentic feel to the film. Almost like being at a real circus! The tension comes from the beloved father-daughter pair from keeping the Wonder Circus from foreclosure. They are way behind on paying their bills and the bill collectors are hounding them to pay up or else!
--Ann Gabriel, Resident Scholar
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|Analysis of Billy Rose's Jumbo|
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Time/era of movie:
Kind of animal:
- (woman) medium/shoulderlgn straight
- (woman) average
Events of movie makes character more...
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor?
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
Secondary Main Character
- brunette (Black)
- (man) short/standard wavey
- (man) muscular
How much in movie?
- White (American)
- a deadline
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Movie makes you feel...
- very happy
If lots of song/dance...
- lot of singing and dancing
If this is a kid's movie...
- Ages 5-10
If soundtrack VERY NOTICEABLE...
- Broadway musical
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