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Mardi Gras (1958 film)

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Director  Edmund Goulding
Music director  Lionel Newman
Language  English
5.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Musical
Country  USA
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Writer  Hal Kanter, Winston Miller
Release date  November 18, 1958 (1958-11-18)
Based on  story by Curtis Harrington
Screenplay  Hal Kanter, Winston Miller
Cast  Pat Boone (Paul Newell), Christine Carère (Michelle Marton), Tommy Sands (Barry Denton), Sheree North (Eadie West), Gary Crosby (Tony Collins), Fred Clark (Al Curtis)
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Mardi Gras was a 1958 musical comedy film starring Pat Boone and Christine Carère.


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A military school cadet (Boone) wins a date with a French movie goddess (Carère) who happens to be the queen of the "Mardi Gras" parade. The two fall in love, but Carère's movie studio wants to capitalize on this newly found love for publicity.


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  • Pat Boone as Paul Newell
  • Christine Carère as Michelle Marton
  • Tommy Sands as Barry Denton
  • Sheree North as Eadie West
  • Gary Crosby as Tony Collins
  • Fred Clark as Al Curtis
  • Dick Sargent as Dick Saglon
  • Barrie Chase as Torchy Larue
  • Jennifer West as Sylvia Simmons
  • Geraldine Wall as Ann Harris
  • King Calder as Lt. Col. Vaupell
  • Robert Burton as Comdr. Tydings
  • The Corps of Cadets of the Virginia Military Institute
  • Christine Carère's and Sheree North's singing voices was dubbed by Eileen Wilson
  • Production

    Mardi Gras (1958 film) the passionate moviegoer cinema obscura sighting Edmund Gouldings

    Jerry Wald arranged for second unit filming done of Virginia Military Institute even before a director had been arranged. He originally wanted Gene Kelly but Kelly was too expensive. He eventually decided on Edmund Goulding, whose career was in decline and was therefore cheap, because Wald had admired his films when he was younger.

    Pat Boone's casting was announced in February 1958. Shirley Jones, who had co-starred with Boone in April Love, was meant to play the female lead but had to drop out due to pregnancy. Instead the studio cast French actress Christine Carere, who has just made A Certain Smile for Fox.

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    The film was Sheree North's final film with 20th Century Fox, who had signed North in 1954 in order to mold her as a replacement for Marilyn Monroe. While under contract with Fox, North made six other movies that Fox also released; How to Be Very, Very Popular (1955), The Lieutenant Wore Skirts (1956), The Best Things in Life Are Free (1956), The Way to the Gold (1957), No Down Payment (1957) and In Love and War (1958).

    Shot on location in New Orleans, in CinemaScope and Deluxe color, this was director Goulding's final film.


    Despite generally good notices ("makes for sprightly, gay entertainment" - Los Angeles Times) Mardi Gras failed to do well at the box-office.

    North was then released from her studio contract. Fox seemed to have lost interest in her in 1956 when they signed Jayne Mansfield to a six year contract.


    Composer Lionel Newman was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Score (Scoring of a Musical Picture) for this film.


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