Best appreciated as the swan song of the MGM musical, this cotton-candy adaptation securely places a classic Rogers and Hart score into the capable hands of veteran masters, director, Chuck Walters, and second-unit director, Busby Berkeley. Traveling America's hinterlands at the turn of the century, the Wonder circus is a small-time big top outfit that just about breaks even. In fact, it would
turn a profit if its owner, Pop Wonder (Jimmy Durante), didn't gamble with the box office receipts. When his feisty daughter Kitty (Doris Day) isn't fending off creditors, she's pampering their star attraction, Jumbo, the Elephant. Kitty, Pop, and Lulu (Martha Raye) — Po...