Guys And Dolls

Guys And DollsBBBB

(out of 5)

Frank Loesser’s fantastic musical, based on stories by Damon Runyon, is served quite faithfully in this thoroughly enjoyable musical. The cast is (surprisingly) headed by  and , and both of them do exceedingly well in both the singing and dancing departments. They play a notorious gambler (him) and a strait-laced Salvation Army soldier (her) who fall in love despite the differences between them. Also in the mix are  and   (recreating her fantastic role as Adelaide from the Broadway production) who themselves are trying to maintain a romance after being engaged for fourteen years. Song highlights include “Adelaide’s Lament”, “I’ll Know”, “Sit Down You’re Rocking The Boat” (performed magnificently by Stubby Kaye, also recreating his stage role) and a fantastic dance sequence that takes place in a Cuban dive.

USA, 1955

Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Screenplay by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, based on the musical play, book by , , from a story by

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Academy Awards 1955

Golden Globe Awards 1955

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