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

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!


Sergeant Sarah Brown: That bacardi flavor, it certainly makes a difference, doesn't it?
Sky Masterson: Oh, yeah. Nine times out of ten.
Sergeant Sarah Brown: You know, this would be a wonderful way to get children to drink milk!


Sky Masterson: [reading a verse of the day card] "There is no peace unto the wicked. Proverbs" This is wrong
Sergeant Sarah Brown: Let's just say it's a matter of opinion, shall we?
Sky Masterson: I made a statement of fact. This is wrong.
Sergeant Sarah Brown: How dare you! Even if this is not a church, it is a mission! How dare you blaspheme!
Sky Masterson: How dare you misquote the Bible!


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Facts about

One of the songs not featured in the movie is Adelaide's and Sarah's duet "Marry the Man Today," which may have been considered to be too derogatory.
The songs "A Woman in Love", "Pet Me Poppa" and "Adelaide" were written for the screen version and were not in the original Broadway show. On Broadway, Nathan Detroit (Frank Sinatra) doesn't sing in the title song. That was added for the film to increase Sinatra's singing part.
Marlon Brando had been cast in the role of Sky Masterson, a role coveted by Frank Sinatra, while Sinatra was relegated to the supporting role of Nathan Detroit. Relations between the two actors were strained during production. Many years later, Brando said of Sinatra, "Frank's the kind of guy who, when he gets to Heaven, is going to give God a hard time for making him bald."
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