MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 36,940 this week

Gaily, Gaily (1969)

 -  Comedy  -  23 March 1970 (Denmark)
5.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.5/10 from 239 users  
Reviews: 8 user | 6 critic

To escape sinful impulses, Ben Harvey, a callow youth, leaves his small town for Chicago in 1910. A pickpocket promptly relieves him of his money, and he nearly starves before Queen Lil ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (novel)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street

Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street Debut's Today!


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 300 titles
created 21 Mar 2012
 
a list of 151 titles
created 28 Dec 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 26 titles
created 9 months ago
 
list image
a list of 30 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Gaily, Gaily" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Gaily, Gaily (1969)

Gaily, Gaily (1969) on IMDb 5.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Gaily, Gaily.
Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Struggling artist fakes his own death so his works will increase in value.

Director: Norman Jewison
Stars: James Garner, Dick Van Dyke, Elke Sommer
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Hilarity ensues when a casino manager spends a day at Disneyland with a cute but troublesome little girl.

Director: Norman Jewison
Stars: Tony Curtis, Phil Silvers, Suzanne Pleshette
Adam's Woman (1970)
Certificate: M Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Adam is a young American wrongly accused of being an accomplice to murder while on shore leave in Liverpool. He is sentenced to death by hanging but the sentence is commuted to twenty years... See full summary »

Director: Philip Leacock
Stars: Beau Bridges, John Mills, Jane Merrow
Bob's Weekend (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Director: Jevon O'Neill
Stars: Bruce Jones, Mark Goodier, James Chambers
Little Cigars (1973)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A gangster's former mistress hooks up with a troupe of circus midgets who, as a sideline, rob banks and casinos.

Director: Chris Christenberry
Stars: Angel Tompkins, Billy Curtis, Jerry Maren
Seeds (1968)
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

An alcoholic matriarch terrorizes her spoiled, grown-up children during a family get-together where one of them flips out and begins killing all of them to get back at years of neglect and abuse.

Director: Andy Milligan
Stars: Maggie Rogers, Candy Hammond, Anthony Moscini
Best Friends (1982)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

When a professional couple who have lived & worked together for many years finally decide to marry, their sudden betrothal causes many unexpectedly funny and awkward difficulties. They soon... See full summary »

Director: Norman Jewison
Stars: Burt Reynolds, Goldie Hawn, Jessica Tandy
Foxfire Light (1982)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A spoiled rich girl used to getting her way comes up against a rancher who won't be intimidated by her.

Director: Allen Baron
Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Tippi Hedren, Faye Grant
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Little Marco suffers from his parents' divorce. He runs away from home and is hit by a car. He drags on but eventually dies under a tree with pink leaves, remembering a story his grandmother told him.

Director: Armando Nannuzzi
Stars: Renato Cestiè, John Richardson, Carmen Scarpitta
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  
Directors: Mino Loy, Luciano Martino
Stars: Stephen Forsyth, Dominique Boschero, Jack Ary
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Ambitious driver, wanting to get to the top of the stock-car circuit, gets mixed up with gangsters.

Director: Joseph P. Mawra
Stars: John Russell, Lon Chaney Jr., Alan Mixon
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Paolo, giornalista, è apppena arrivato a Los Angeles dall'Italia per un nuovo lavoro quando viene assalito da due uomini che vogliono sapere dove si trova Giulio Lamberti, suo vecchio amico... See full summary »

Director: Alberto De Martino
Stars: Dorothy Malone, Robert Hoffmann, Luciana Paluzzi
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Lil
...
Francis Sullivan
...
Axel P. Johanson
...
Tim Grogan
...
Adeline
Roy Poole ...
Dunne
...
The Governor
Melodie Johnson ...
Lilah Letterby
...
Father
...
Dr. Lazarus
Joan Huntington ...
Kitty
Merie Earle ...
Granny
Claudia Bryar ...
Mother
...
Virgil Harvey
Edit

Storyline

To escape sinful impulses, Ben Harvey, a callow youth, leaves his small town for Chicago in 1910. A pickpocket promptly relieves him of his money, and he nearly starves before Queen Lil takes him under her wing, gives him a room in her high-class bordello, and gets him a job at a newspaper. He's so sweet and dumb, he thinks Lil's is a boarding house. He's soon caught up in an electoral struggle between a secretly corrupt reformer and an openly corrupt councilman. Can Ben expose corruption or will he be caught up in allure of power? An alcoholic investigative reporter and the bordello's ingénue try to help him grow up. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The movie of a 19-year-old who went to town-- who went to TOWN! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brief nudity/sexual content | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 March 1970 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Chicago, Chicago  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Film debut of Margot Kidder. See more »

Quotes

Ben Harvey: It all sex and money! Sex and money!
See more »

Connections

Featured in The 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

There's Enough to Go Around
Lyrics by Alan Bergman & Marilyn Bergman
Music by Henry Mancini
Performed by Melina Mercouri (uncredited)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Uninvolving comedy about innocence lost.
25 February 2000 | by (Putney, VT) – See all my reviews

Production values on this bit of fluff are stellar (it earned Oscar noms for Art Direction, Costume Design and Sound), but it is a curiously uninvolving comedy based on Ben Hecht's 1910 Chicago memoirs. Beau Bridges plays Ben with an innocence bordering on terminal stupidity. He becomes annoying after a short while. Mercouri's Madam Lil has potential but the role is not developed. After lumbering along for over an hour, it becomes a "chase" movie with corrupt politicians chasing after Ben thinking he possesses a little black book naming them all. This is one of those films that LOOKS wonderful but a few months after you see it, you can hardly remember a thing about it. Notable as Bridges and Kidder's first film.


15 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
DVD??? nordiqueboy77
Discuss Gaily, Gaily (1969) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?