The First of May

The First of May

Director: Paul Sirmons Cast: Julie Harris, Dan Byrd, Mickey Rooney


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The First of May

Its titled derived from a circus term describing an inexperienced performer in his first season, director Paul Sirmons film is adapted from author Gail Radley's popular novel of the same name. The story centers on the friendship between an eleven year old foster child named Cory (Dan Byrd) and an elderly nursing home patient named Carlotta (Julie Harris). Cory has been bounced from foster home to foster home, and he's never felt like he's had a real family. Carlotta feels like she's been forgotten by the world, and rails against the strict rules of that the nurses try and enforce on her. Together, Cory and Carlotta run away to join a traveling circus. Now, under the guidance of the energetic circus owner (Mickey Rooney), this old has-been and young spring chicken prepare to dazzle the crowds and start a new life. Charles Nelson Reilly co-stars as a kindly clown who helps mentor Cory, and Joe DiMaggio appears as a mysterious stranger who encourages the young boy to chase his dreams.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/23/2015
UPC: 0865953000022
Original Release: 1999
Rating: G
Source: Cmd Distribution
Time: 1:51:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Julie Harris Carlotta
Dan Byrd Cory
Mickey Rooney Boss Ed
Joe DiMaggio Actor
Charles Nelson Reilly Dinghy
Tom Nowicki Dan

Technical Credits
Paul Sirmons Director,Producer
Mehroad Azarmi Co-producer
Reza S. Badiyi Executive Producer
Stephen F. Campbell Cinematographer
William Collins Associate Producer
Tom Horton Associate Producer
Melvin Johnson Casting
Brian Langsbard Score Composer
Jan Rhees Co-producer
Orvis Rigsby Production Designer
Gary Rogers Producer,Screenwriter
Beverly Safire Costumes/Costume Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- First of May
1. Chapter 1 [10:48]
2. Chapter 2 [10:57]
3. Chapter 3 [10:03]
4. Chapter 4 [8:37]
5. Chapter 5 [8:40]
6. Chapter 6 [8:05]
7. Chapter 7 [5:24]
8. Chapter 8 [8:56]
9. Chapter 9 [15:52]
10. Chapter 10 [16:31]
11. Chapter 11 [3:38]

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