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Guys and dolls

Author: Samuel GoldwynJoseph L MankiewiczMarlon BrandoJean SimmonsFrank SinatraAll authors
Publisher: [Hollywood, CA] : Samuel Goldwyn Productions ; Santa Monica, CA : Distributed by MGM Home Entertainment, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Musical films
Feature films
Fiction films
Film adaptations
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel Goldwyn; Joseph L Mankiewicz; 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; Cy Feuer; Ernest H Martin; Michael Kidd; Frank Loesser; Jo Swerling; Abe Burrows; Damon Runyon; Goldwyn Girls.; Samuel Goldwyn, Inc.; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.; MGM Home Entertainment Inc.
ISBN: 0792844823 9780792844822
OCLC Number: 43931487
Language Note: In English, dubbed French or Spanish with optional subtitles in French or Spanish; closed-captioned.
Notes: 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.
Special feature: Theatrical trailer (5 min.).
Credits: Director of photography, Harry Stradling ; film editor, Daniel Mandell ; 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.
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.
Event notes: Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1955; disc surface incorrectly gives date as 1938.
Awards: Winner, 1956 Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture, Musical/Comedy; Best Motion Picture Actress, Musical/Comedy--Jean Simmons
Target Audience: MPAA Rating: Not Rated; Canadian Home Video Rating: PG.
Description: 1 videodisc (149 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Region 1, NTSC; 5.1 Dolby Digital surround, Dolby Digital stereo surround; widescreen letterbox presentation, preserving the 2.55:1 aspect ratio of the original theatrical exhibition.
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.
Other Titles: Guys and dolls (Motion picture)
Responsibility: Samuel Goldwyn presents ; music and lyrics by Frank Loesser ; written for the screen and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz ; released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

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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.

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