Lili Poster

Release Date: November 1st, 1997

G|1 hr 21 min

Plot Summary
Traveling with little more than her naïveté, sunny teenager Lili (Leslie Caron) arrives in a new town and is befriended by a circus troupe. Though she becomes infatuated with the dashing magician, Marcus the Magnificent (Jean-Pierre Aumont), Lili forms a more significant bond with puppeteer Paul (Mel Ferrer) and his four puppets, which she treats as real people. Together, Lili, Paul and the puppets prove to be a popular act, but their success and happiness are threatened by Paul's gruffness.

Cast: Leslie Caron, Mel Ferrer, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Kurt Kasznar, Amanda Blake, Alex Gerry, Ralph Dumke

Director: Charles Walters

Genres: Musical, Romance

Production Co: Loew's Inc., Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Keywords: 1950s, Transformation, Emotional, Amusing, Love triangle, Small town, Friendship, Growing up, France


Winner Foreign Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1953)
Nominated Writing (Screenplay)
Nominated Actress
Nominated Film and British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1953)
Nominated Cinematography (Color)
Winner Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Directing
Nominated Art Direction (Color)
Winner Music (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture)