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Hello, I saw an old movie on tv in australia approximately 1991, I beleive it was american. A man ( sailor or soldier) has died, he is being shown his life by an angel or god, they are hanging out on a cloud, looking down on scenes on earth, particularly his daughter, the mans main lesson seems to be of his daughter and doing right by her, I remember it being a sea side town and there was also a scene with the daughter at a carnival, I have been looking for years, hopefully the storynline is eneough to identify.

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Hello Jam,

Sorry for the delay, but I'd misplaced your question, and just now , was able to find it.
I'm not sure if I have an answer for you,...but the film you describe sounds so much like a
wonderful Rodgers and Hammerstein Musical entitled "CAROUSEL" that I think it might be the one.

It's from 20th Century Fox, around 1956, in color,  and starred Gordon MacRae and Shirley Jones.  ( There was an earlier film version of the same story, made in the 1930's, in B&W , which wasn't a musical, called "Liliom".)

For the complete story line, go to:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carousel_%28film%29

The film is available on DVD at :     www.amazon.com

Sincerely,
Jim K.  

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Jim Kason

Expertise

Questions on classic films of the late 30's, 40's and 50's, especially the musicals.

Experience

Started going to films with my parents when I was two,..and when growing up..I usually saw 4 movies a week! I especially loved the musicals.

Education/Credentials
BA in "Speech and Drama" San Jose State Univ. MFA in "Theatre Arts/Acting" tanford Univ.

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BA MFA

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