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.
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).