Billy Rose's Jumbo (1962) was a Musical - Comedy Film directed by Charles Walters and produced by Martin Melcher, Joe Pasternak and Roger Edens.
Academy Awards 1962 --- Ceremony Number 35 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Music - Scoring||George Stoll||Nominated|
Doris Day finds the elephant in the room in... Billy Rose's Jumbo (1962)By Michaela on Nov 12, 2016 From Love Letters to Old Hollywood
In 1935, showman Billy Rose staged a gigantic show appropriately titled Jumbo at the New York Hippodrome. Rose wanted the best, hiring Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur to write the script, George Abbott to direct, Jimmy Durante to star, Paul Whiteman to conduct, and Rodgers and Hart to write the scor... Read full article
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This movie was based on Billy Rose's 1934 musical extravaganza and he insisted that the full title be used on the movie.
The 1935 musical play of Billy Rose's "Jumbo", on which this film was based, was the final stage presentation at New York City's venerable Hippodrome Theatre, which was torn down to make room for a parking lot. The show opened on November 16, 1935 and ran for 233 performances.
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