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Based on the Broadway show from the Damon Runyon short story and filled to the brim with Frank Loesser tunes such as "Luck Be a Lady" and "Sit Down, You're Rocking the Boat," this outrageously comic film featuring Marlon Brando's bold musical debut is a colorful tale about gamblers, a feisty Salvation Army lass, and a dance-hall girl with a pining heart. Veteran gambler Sky Masterson (Brando) takes a bet from Nathan Detroit (Frank Sinatra) that he can win the affection of a "soldier" (Jean Simmons) in the Salvation Army, setting himself up to lose both his money and his heart. Romance is the last thing the gambler and the missionary expect, and they fight against their attraction for all they're worth in glowing singing and dancing numbers. Love proves to be contagious as spicy dancer Miss Adelaide, in a role re-created for the screen from Broadway by showstopper Vivian Blaine, is determined to get her fianci, Nathan, to the altar one way or another. Stubby Kaye and B.S. Pully also reprise their stage ro...
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CastRobert Keith
DirectorJoseph L. Mankiewicz
Release Date:  1955
MPAA Rating:  Unrated
DVD Release Date:  20th Century Fox Home Entertainment (April 18, 2000)
Runtime:  2hr 30min
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review by . July 29, 2004
Pros: singin & dancin     Cons: Vivian Blaine's voice - speaking and singing     The Bottom Line: _______________        What a great celebration of sound in this great old movie starring Frank Sinatra, Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons and good old Stubby Kaye. Based on the dealings of roaming and mostly unsuccessful gambler, Nathan Detroit (Frank Sinatra), he makes a deal with his nemesis Sky Masterson (Marlon Brando) to bed a certain …
review by . August 01, 2000
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Pros: Sinatra; Great sets; wonderful costumes; Awesome songs; Great score     Cons: The way Adelaide sneezes     Guys and Dolls tells the stories of two couples during the 1940s: Sarah Brown (a mission doll) and Sky Masterson (a gambler), and Miss Adelaide (a Hot Box girl) and Nathan Detroit (another gambler). Set in New York City, Guys and Dolls recounts the times where "underground" gambling ran wild, and people were still trying to save the souls …
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