Liliom (1930)


Liliom, a merry-go-round barker at a Budapest amusement park, becomes enamored of Julie, a servant girl, and though under the influence of Madame Muskat, a sideshow entrepreneur, he marries the girl. Although he has not been a good provider, Liliom is spurred into action by the discovery that his wife is pregnant and eventually is influenced by his friend Buzzard, to rob a bank cashier so that he can take Julie to America.

Director: Frank Borzage.
Writers: Ferenc Molnár (play) (as Franz Molnar), S.N. Behrman & Sonya Levien (screenplay and dialogue), Benjamin Glazer (translation) (uncredited).
Stars: Charles Farrell, Rose Hobart, Estelle Taylor, H.B. Warner, Lee Tracy, Walter Abel, Mildred Van Dorn, Guinn ‘Big Boy’ Williams, Lillian Elliott, Anne Shirley, Bert Roach, James A. Marcus, Harvey Clark.



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  1. October 17, 2021

    Thanks, Jon, I much enjoyed this film.
    Any chance of uploading the version done 4 years later by Fritz Lang– his “Liliom” (1934; 1h 25m; b&w), was Lang’s sole French film after fleeing Nazi Germany before heading to Hollywood.
    Starring in the lead is none other than Charles Boyer (his rogue charm & looks would seem perfectly suited for this role).

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