Guys and dolls [videorecording] / Samuel Goldwyn presents ; music and lyrics by Frank Loesser ; written for the screen and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz ; released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
- [S.l. : s.n., 20--].
1 videodisc (149 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
- Runyon, Damon, 1880-1946 -- Adaptations.
Swerling, Jo, 1897-1964 -- Adaptations.
Burrows, Abe, 1910-1985 -- Adaptations.
Salvation Army -- Drama.
Gamblers -- Drama.
Gangsters -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Vices -- Drama.
Times Square (New York, N.Y.) -- Drama.
New York (N.Y.) -- Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
- System Details:
- Times Square is all a bustle with petty crooks, lazy cops, and especially, gamblers. Gamblers are everywhere, but Nathan Detroit--who maintains the "Oldest Established Permanent Floating Crap Game in New York"--is short the $1000 he needs to secure a site for a fleet of big players coming into town. Nathan's other problem is his burlesque showgirl fiancée, Miss Adelaide. Her fourteen-year long engagement and Nathan's failure to give up the gambling racket as he promised have given her a permanent, psychosomatic cold. When Sky Masterson, with a reputation as a fast and loose bettor, arrives in New York Nathan devises a plan. Nathan bets Sky that Sky won't be able to convince Sergeant Sarah Brown, local Salvation Army Sergeant and goody two shoes extraordinaire, to go to Havana for dinner. Sky only has 24 hours to succeed or sacrifice the cash. What he doesn't count on is losing his heart as well. Thus, the die is cast, the fates engaged, as songs, dance, and old-fashioned gambling good fun ensue.
New York folks
"Fugue for Tinhorns"
"Follow the Fold"
"The Oldest Established"
Sky's the limit
Sinners for dinner
"Pet Me, Poppa"
What dolls will do
"Guys and Dolls"
One dozen sinners
"If I Were a Bell"
"A Woman In Love"
"Take Back Your Mink"
Tough to take
"Luck Be a Lady"
"Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat"
Men and wives
- Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra, Vivian Blaine, Robert Keith, Stubby Kaye, B.S. Pully, Johnny Silver, Regis Toomey, Sheldon Leonard, Dan Dayton, George E. Stone, Veda Ann Borg, Kathryn Givney, The Goldwyn Girls.
- Director of photography, Harry Stradling ; film editor, Daniel Mandell ; dances and musical numbers arranged by Michael Kidd ; music conducted by Jay Blackton ; background music adapted by Cyril J. Mockridge.
- Based upon the play "Guys and Dolls," book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, from a Damon Runyon story produced on the stage by Cy Feuer and Ernest H. Martin.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1955.
Winner, 1956 Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture, Musical/Comedy; Best Motion Picture Actress, Musical/Comedy--Jean Simmons.
- Local notes:
- Presented to the Penn Libraries by Harvey Sheldon.
- Penn Provenance:
- Sheldon, Harvey (donor)
- Mankiewicz, Joseph L. , Director, Screenwriter
Goldwyn, Samuel, 1879-1974. , Producer
Brando, Marlon. , Actor
Simmons, Jean, 1929-2010 , Actor
Sinatra, Frank, 1915-1998 , Actor
Blaine, Vivian, 1921-1995. , Actor
Keith, Robert, 1896-1966 , Actor
Kaye, Stubby. , Actor
Pully, B. S., 1910-1972. , Actor
Silver, Johnny. , Actor
Toomey, Regis, 1898-1991 , Actor
Leonard, Sheldon, 1907-1997. , Actor
Dayton, Dan, 1923-1999. , Actor
Stone, George E., 1903-1967 , Actor
Borg, Veda Ann, 1919-1973 , Actor
Givney, Kathryn, 1896-1978 , Actor
Feuer, Cy. , Associated name
Martin, Ernest H., 1919-1995 , Associated name
Loesser, Frank, 1910-1969. , Composer, Lyricist
Kidd, Michael, 1915-2007 , Choreographer
Swerling, Jo, 1897-1964. , Author
Burrows, Abe, 1910-1985. , Author
Runyon, Damon, 1880-1946. , Author
Goldwyn Girls. , Actor
Samuel Goldwyn, Inc. , Producer
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. , Producer
Harvey Sheldon Jewish American Music Video Research Library (University of Pennsylvania)
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