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Billy Rose's Jumbo


Inasmuch as the spectacular [[Performer~P108630~Richard Rodgers~richardrodgers]] and [[Performer~P93605~Lorenz Hart~lorenzhart]] Broadway musical Jumbo was written in 1935, this 1962 film version can't help but seem a little quaint. Still, the film features the original production's star [[Performer~P20749~Jimmy Durante~jimmydurante]], energetically recreating his stage role as circus owner Pop Wonder; it is [[Performer~P20749~Durante~jimmydurante]]'s bravura performance that saves the film from...more