Guys and Dolls (1955)
Average Rating: 7.4/10
Reviews Counted: 23
Fresh: 20 | Rotten: 3
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Critic Reviews: 3
Fresh: 3 | Rotten: 0
Average Rating: 3.6/5
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This 1955 film began life as two Runyon short stories, the most prominent of which was "The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown." This material was fleshed out into a 2-act libretto by Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling, then set to music by Frank Loesser and directed by George S. Kaufman. Opening late in 1950, Guys and Dolls was one of Broadway's hottest tickets for several seasons. The plot involves a certain Broadway citizen by the name of Nathan Detroit (Frank Sinatra), who maintains the "Oldest Established
Jan 1, 1955 Wide
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Brando wasn't producer Sam Goldwyn's first choice as Sky (that was Gene Kelly) but he acquits himself outstandingly.
Though assigned to the wrong director (Mankiewicz), the musical movie still maintains some charm, largely due to the performances of Sinatra and Brando
No one's cool enough to blow off a movie starring Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra. Not you, not me...nobody.
A wonderful, lavish adaptation of the hit musical that boasts a score of classic production numbers
It is chained to its stage musical origins and at times seems limited by its studio-bound sets and camera angles. Nevertheless, it is a joyful tale, about New York street gamblers who have a run-in with the Salvation Army, and the songs are terrific. Bran
Ya gotta love seeing the first glimpse of Don Corleone here. A fun screen adaptation if not musically sound.
Snappy musical about ne'er-do-well gamblers in Gotham is still an unbeatable hand.
Miscast version of an overpraised show
Still one of the most thrilling and thoroughly entertaining of all musicals.
...may have been more than a bit outdated even when it was first released in 1955.
Audience Reviews for Guys and Dolls
- Sky Masterson: Because only in Times Square the dawn gets turned on by an electrician.
- Sarah Brown: What did you order?
- Sky Masterson: Dolce de leche. Dolce is the spanish word for sweet. De means of and leche means milk.
- Sarah Brown: Don't they serve it plain?
- Sky Masterson: Well, only in the mornings. It has to do with the heat. You see, at night they put a kind of preservative in it.
- Sarah Brown: That's interesting. What do they use?
- Sky Masterson: Bacardi.
- Sarah Brown: Bacardi? Doesn't that have alcohol in it?
- Sky Masterson: Well just enough to keep the milk from turning sour.
- Sky Masterson: Did it ever occur to you that some people could be all repentance and no sin? You know, I may start a chain of missions to help your kind. "Come all ye repenters and let us bring a little sin into your life."
- Sarah Brown: I'm prepared to believe that you're the biggest sinner I've ever met in my life!
- Arvide Abernathy: Oh we can keep you unhappy son; just give us a chance.
- Sky Masterson: Is it wrong to gamble, or only to lose?
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