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Mardi Gras (1958) DVD

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Mardi Gras (1958) Director: Edmund Goulding Writers: Curtis Harrington (story), Hal Kanter Stars: Pat Boone, Christine Carère, Tommy Sands   The only reason for the existence of the colorful musical Mardi Gras is the star power of Pat Boone. The plot is set in motion when a group of Virginia Military Institute cadets organize a raffle: the "prize" is French movie star Michelle Marton (Christine Carere), queen of the New Orleans Mardi Gras. On his own, cadet Pat Newell (Pat Boone) meets and falls in love with Michelle, not knowing her true identity. The cause of True Romance is nearly compromised by the raffle and by Hollywood publicity hacks, but by film's end everything works out fine. The film is deftly stolen by supporting actress Sheree North, who also performs the film's best musical number, "That Man."   Here is the link to the movie at the Internet Movie database: