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The Resource Guys and dolls, Samuel Goldwyn presents ; music and lyrics by Frank Loesser ; written for the screen and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz ; released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Guys and dolls, Samuel Goldwyn presents ; music and lyrics by Frank Loesser ; written for the screen and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz ; released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Label
Guys and dolls
Title
Guys and dolls
Statement of 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
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
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 fianc?e, 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
Awards note
Winner, 1956 Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture, Musical/Comedy; Best Motion Picture Actress, Musical/Comedy--Jean Simmons
Cataloging source
MDK
Characteristic
videorecording
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Guys and dolls (Motion picture)
Credits note
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
Date time place
Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1955; disc surface incorrectly gives date as 1938
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA Rating: Not Rated; Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
Language note
In English, dubbed French or Spanish with optional subtitles in French or Spanish; closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1995.9.M86
LC item number
G89 2000
PerformerNote
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
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  • 1879-1974
  • 1929-2010
  • 1915-1998
  • 1921-1995
  • 1896-1966
  • 1910-1972
  • 1898-1991
  • 1907-1997
  • 1923-1999
  • 1903-1967
  • 1919-1973
  • 1896-1978
  • 1910-1969
  • 1897-1964
  • 1880-1946
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  • Goldwyn, Samuel
  • Mankiewicz, Joseph L.
  • Brando, Marlon
  • Simmons, Jean
  • Sinatra, Frank
  • Blaine, Vivian
  • Keith, Robert
  • Kaye, Stubby
  • Pully, B. S.
  • Silver, Johnny
  • Toomey, Regis
  • Leonard, Sheldon
  • Dayton, Dan
  • Stone, George E.
  • Borg, Veda Ann
  • Givney, Kathryn
  • Loesser, Frank
  • Swerling, Jo
  • Runyon, Damon
  • Goldwyn Girls
  • Samuel Goldwyn, Inc
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • MGM Home Entertainment Inc
Runtime
149
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  • Salvation Army
  • Gamblers
  • Gangsters
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Vices
  • Times Square (New York, N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Guys and dolls, Samuel Goldwyn presents ; music and lyrics by Frank Loesser ; written for the screen and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz ; released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • 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.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (149 min.)
Isbn
9780792844822
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
027616809322
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
908093
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm43931487
  • (OCoLC)43931487
System 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
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Guys and dolls, Samuel Goldwyn presents ; music and lyrics by Frank Loesser ; written for the screen and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz ; released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Publication
Note
  • 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.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (149 min.)
Isbn
9780792844822
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
027616809322
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
908093
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm43931487
  • (OCoLC)43931487
System 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
Video recording format
DVD

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