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Hello Dolly! (1969) was a Musical - Family Film directed by Gene Kelly and produced by Ernest Lehman.

Academy Awards 1969 --- Ceremony Number 42 (source: AMPAS)

Best PictureErnest Lehman, ProducerNominated

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Horace: Advice is cheap, Ms. Molloy. It's the things that come gift wrapped that count!

Dolly Levi: Mr. Kemper, do you mind if we go inside? I'm feeling an updraft in my underpants!

Dolly Levi: Money, pardon the expression, is like manure. It's not worth a thing unless it's spread around, encouraging young things to grow.

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Among those who originally tested for the role of Gussie Grainger/Ernestina Simple were Jo Anne Worley and Peg Murray. Among those who tested for Ambrose Kemper was Ron Rifkin.
Also in the original musical, Cornelius Hackl and the Widow Molloy sing "It Only Takes a Moment" in the courtroom during Horace Vandergelder's trial; in the movie, however, they sing "It Only Takes a Moment" in Central Park. The entire arrest and trial sequence was dropped for the movie version.
The song "Love Is Only Love", which Barbra Streisand as Dolly sings in her bedroom before the Harmonia Gardens scene, was not in the stage production of "Hello, Dolly". "Love Is Only Love" was written by Jerry Herman for the Broadway musical "Mame" but cut before that show's opening. The song occurred in the story as Mame Dennis tries to explain falling in love to her pre-teen nephew Patrick.
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