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Guys and Dolls Overview:

Guys and Dolls (1955) was a Musical - Romance Film directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and produced by Samuel Goldwyn.

The film was based on the short story The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown written by Damon Runyon published in Collier's and as a Musical (Jan 28, 1933 (magazine) and Nov 24, 1950 - Nov 28, 1953 (play performed at 46th Street Theatre, NY)).

Academy Awards 1955 --- Ceremony Number 28 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Oliver Smith, Joseph C. Wright; Set Decoration: Howard BristolNominated
Best CinematographyHarry StradlingNominated
Best Costume DesignIrene SharaffNominated
Best Music - ScoringJay Blackton, Cyril J. MockridgeNominated
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Guys and Dolls (1955)

By Beatrice on Feb 23, 2016 From Flickers in Time

Guys and Dolls Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz Written by Joseph L. Mankiewicz from the play by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows and stories by Damon Runyon 1955/USA The Samuel Goldwyn Company Repeat viewing/Netflix rental #309 of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Sky Masterson: Oh, yeah. Nine ... Read full article


Eles e Elas / Guys and Dolls (1955)

By L? on Dec 11, 2015 From Critica Retro

Eles e Elas / Guys and Dolls (1955) Com mil d?lares, Nathan Detroit (Frank Sinatra) pode resolver todos os seus problemas, que envolvem d?vidas, jogos ilegais e um noivado que j? dura 14 anos. Ele v? sua grande oportunidade de conseguir o dinheiro na figura de Sky Masterson (Marlon Brando),... Read full article


Guys and Dolls (1955)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 4, 2014 From 4 Star Films

Headlining this film are Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra as Sky Masterson and Nathan Detroit respectively. Both men are high stakes gamblers and things have heated up in town because the police are trying to crack down on a floating crap game. That’s not the only thing that turns hot though. M... Read full article


Guys and Dolls (1955)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 4, 2014 From 4 Star Films

Headlining this film are Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra as Sky Masterson and Nathan Detroit respectively. Both men are high stakes gamblers and things have heated up in town because the police are trying to crack down on a floating crap game. That’s not the only thing that turns hot though. M... Read full article


Kristen Recasts the Classics: Guys and Dolls

on Apr 26, 2013 From Journeys in Classic Film

I started this column looking at the “brilliant” idea Hollywood has to remake Alfred Hitchcock’s Rebecca. ?I figured I’d have a few months, at least, before the next round of studio execs picking random old movie titles out of a hat would happen. ?Alas, it was not to be. ?Via... Read full article


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Quotes from

Nathan Detroit: Still, you will admit that Mindy's cheesecake is the greatest alive.
Sky Masterson: Gladly. Furthermore, I am quite partial to Mindy's cheesecake.


Harry the Horse: So, my sin is that when Sky was rolling us, I wished that I could've won the thousand bucks instead of having to come here. But, now that I'm here - I still wish it!


Sky Masterson: We have time to catch the last plane back to New York.
Sergeant Sarah Brown: People miss planes. It happens.
Sky Masterson: Yeah? It also happens that people win with loaded dice.
Sergeant Sarah Brown: I know what I'm doing.
Sky Masterson: Do you, kid?
[kisses her nose]
Sky Masterson: I don't.


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Facts about

After filming repeated takes of the scene where Sky (Marlon Brando) and Nathan (Frank Sinatra) first meet, they had to quit for the day when Sinatra had too much cheesecake. He said he could not take one more bite. Practical joker (some would say jerk) Brando, knowing how much Sinatra hated cheesecake, purposely flubbed each take so that Sinatra would have to eat piece after piece of cheesecake. The next day, they came back and shot the scene perfectly on the first take.
Robert Alda won the 1951 Tony Award (New York City) for Actor in a Musical for "Guys and Dolls" for portraying Sky Masterson.
Sky Masterson's real name is Obadiah.
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