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Uniform Title Guys and dolls (Motion picture)
Title Guys and dolls [videorecording] / The Samuel Goldwyn Company presents ; written for the screen and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz ; produced by Samuel Goldwyn in Cinemascope.

Imprint [Hollywood, CA] : Samuel Goldwyn Productions ; Santa Monica, CA : Distributed by MGM Home Entertainment, c2005.


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 GDL Brand Library DVD    L GUYS GD B93DVD    Available
 GDL Central Library DVD    GUY    Available
 GDL Grandview Library DVD    GUY    Available
Description 1 videodisc (149 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; 5.1 Dolby Digital surround, Dolby Digital stereo surround.
Language English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish dialogue, optional French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Note 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.
Cast Marlon Brando (Sky Masterson), Jean Simmons (Sarah Brown), Frank Sinatra (Nathan Detroit), Vivian Blaine (Miss Adelaide), Robert Keith (Lt. Brannigan), Stubby Kaye (Nicely Nicely Johnson), B.S. Pully (Big Jule), Johnny Silver (Benny Southstreet), Regis Toomey (Arvide Abernathy), Sheldon Leonard (Harry the Horse), Dan Dayton (Rusty Charlie), George E. Stone (Society Max), Veda Ann Borg (Laverne), Kathryn Givney (General Cartwright), The Goldwyn Girls.
Credits Director of photography, Harry Stradling ; film editor, Daniel Mandell ; music and lyrics by Frank Loesser ; dances and musical numbers arranged by Michael Kidd ; production design, Oliver Smith ; costume design, Irene Sharaff ; music conducted by Jay Blackton ; background music adapted by Cyril J. Mockridge ; special photographic effects, Warren Newcombe.
Event Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1955; disc surface incorrectly gives date as 1938.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary 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.
Contents Logo/Title/Credits -- New York folks -- "Fugue for Tinhorns" -- "Follow the Fold" -- Brannigan's breath -- "The Oldest Established" -- Nate's favorite -- Sky's the limit -- Sinners for dinner -- "I'll Know" -- "Pet Me, Poppa" -- What dolls will do -- "Adelaide's Lament" -- "Guys and Dolls" -- One dozen sinners -- Surprise wedding -- "Adelaide" -- Sweet milk -- Dance-off -- "If I Were a Bell" -- "A Woman In Love" -- Mission doll -- "Take Back Your Mink" -- Tough to take -- Marker -- Shootin' craps -- Honest dice -- "Luck Be a Lady" -- "Sue Me" -- "Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat" -- Men and wives -- End credits.
Note Special feature: Theatrical trailer (5 min.).
Awards Winner, 1956 Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture, Musical/Comedy; Best Motion Picture Actress, Musical/Comedy--Jean Simmons
Subject Salvation Army -- Drama.
Gangsters -- Drama.
Gamblers -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Vices -- Drama.
Times Square (New York, N.Y.) -- Drama.
New York (N.Y.) -- Drama.
Genre/Form Musical films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Goldwyn, Samuel, 1879-1974. Producer.
Mankiewicz, Joseph L. Screenwriter. Director.
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.
Martin, Ernest H., 1919-1995.
Kidd, Michael, 1915-2007. Choreographer.
Loesser, Frank, 1910-1969. Composer. Lyricist. Guys and dolls.
Swerling, Jo, 1897-1964. Guys and dolls.
Burrows, Abe, 1910-1985. Guys and dolls.
Runyon, Damon, 1880-1946. Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown.
Goldwyn Girls.
Samuel Goldwyn, Inc.
MGM Home Entertainment Inc.
ISBN 0792844823
Standard No. 027616809322
Music No. 908093 MGM Home Entertainment

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