- Written by Belinda Elliott
- Category: Cinema15
- Published: 28 January 2019
Saturday, February 2, 8 p.m.
Runtime: 2 hours, 8 minutes
In this 1956 musical based on the 1945 Rodgers and Hammerstein stage musical, a carnival barker (Gordon MacRae) finds a wife (Shirley Jones), dies in a robbery, and gets to return to Earth for one day to guide his teenage daughter.
Fun fact: Frank Sinatra was originally cast to play Billy Bigelow, but he quit the film early on.
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Join us every Saturday night at 8 p.m. for Cinema 15 as we explore the work of legendary actors and actresses through many important films of their careers. Cinema 15 is hosted each week by Danny Epperson.
About the Host:
Danny Epperson is host of Cinema 15 on WHRO-TV 15. Danny is also WHRO’s Senior Broadcast Producer, behind various programs including the Curate TV series, the online arts series Curate 757, and lead producer with WHRO's Batten Environmental Education Initiative. Danny is a Hampton Roads native and a graduate of Christopher Newport University. He’s a three-time Emmy Award winner, who began his broadcast career at WTKR-TV, in Norfolk, as a news producer. Before joining WHRO Public Media, Danny produced news, specials, celebrity interviews and movie reviews at WAVY-TV in Portsmouth. A movie buff, Danny is very pleased to bring you behind-the-scene stories about the wonderful, commercial-free classic films on WHRO's Cinema 15.