A much-loved film musical based on the 1945 Rogers and Hammerstein stage musical contains what many critics consider to be some of the pair’s most beautiful songs – no small feat as they wrote a string of hits from Oklahoma! to The King And I. The story revolves around Billy (Gordon MacRae), a rough-talking macho carousel barker, and Julie (Shirley Jones) a young mill worker. They fall in love, but after both are fired, they struggle to remain afloat. Years later, following a tragic accident, Billy is given a chance to redeem himself.
Screening as part of BFI Musicals! The Greatest Show on Screen, a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery, BFI Film Audience Network and ICO. bfimusicals.co.uk