Guys And Dolls

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Year:
1955
Running time:
150 minutes
Studio:
Samuel Goldwyn
Territory:
Worldwide
Directed by:
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Starring:
Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, Jean Simmons
Digital Cinema
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Description

Nathan Detroit, the fixer of New York's longest established floating crap game, is feeling the heat on all sides. The cops are bearing down on him, his clientele have full wallets and itchy dice fingers, and his fiancee is demanding a wedding that's been 14 years in the making.

Desperate for cash to arrange his next game, Nathan makes a sucker bet with travelling high-roller Sky Masterson: woo the leader of the local save-a-soul mission, or lose $1000. Both gambler and fixer get more than they bargained for when love and the law start to close in on their games and the stakes start to rise heavenward.

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What the press said

***** "A perfect festive season night out for anyone fond of a splash of old-school style." - The List

**** "Lady luck has granted our Christmas wish to see this brassy 1955 musical back on the big screen." - Time Out

**** "Brando's relaxed singing style pays off in charm and his chemistry with Simmons, who plays Salvation Army dame Sarah Brown, oozes from the screen." - The Times - Classic film of the week

**** "The wonder of the film is that it combines widescreen colour and opulence with an earthy, street-level humour." - The Independent

**** "A proper CinemaScope delight, with fabulous dialogue, wonderful tunes." - Daily Mail

**** "Brando and Sinatra are on top form, but it's Simmons who steals the show." - Little White Lies

 

10 great American musicals of the 1950s - BFI Online

Release Dates

19 December 2014

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