Carousel (1967 film)

Carousel is a 1967 TV movie, produced as an Armstrong Circle Theatre special. It is based on the stage musical Carousel. It was produced by Norman Rosemont.[1]

Based onCarousel
by Rodgers and Hammerstein
Screenplay bySidney Michaels
Directed byPaul Bogart
StarringRobert Goulet
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Producer(s)Norman Rosemont
Production company(s)Rogo Productions
Picture formatColor
Original releaseMay 7, 1967



It took producer Norman Rosemont several years to negotiate the rights. In December 1966 he announced he bought the rights from 20th Century Fox, who made the 1956 film version. Then Richard Rodgers objected, claiming Fox did not own all the rights.[2]

It starred Robert Goulet, who had performed the role on stage over the previous two years. He had just appeared in a TV production of Brigadoon (1966) for Rosemont.[3]

The production was originally going to last for 90 minutes but Rosemont worried that he would not be able to keep the whole score and any of the plot, so he expanded it to two hours. Then in March 1967 the production was in the middle of rehearsals when it was picketed by the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. However the strike ended and taping was able to be finished by 18 April 1967.[2] Filming took place at NBC's Burbank Studios.[4]


The Los Angeles Times called it an "exceptional production".[5]


  1. Goulet Stars in 'Carousel' Chicago Tribune 7 May 1967: r9.
  2. Making 'Carousel' Whirl By GEORGE GENT. New York Times 7 May 1967: 151.
  3. Robert Goulet to Star in 'Carousel' Los Angeles Times 24 Jan 1967: d13.
  4. Charlie Ruggles in 'Carousel' Role Los Angeles Times 20 Mar 1967: d29.
  5. ABC Presents 'Carousel' Page, Don. Los Angeles Times 8 May 1967: e39.

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