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Hello, Dolly! (1969)

Matchmaker Dolly Levi travels to Yonkers to find a partner for "half-a-millionaire" Horace Vandergelder, convincing his niece, his niece's intended, and his two clerks to travel to New York City along the way.

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A matchmaker named Dolly Levi takes a trip to Yonkers, New York to see the "well-known unmarried half-a-millionaire," Horace Vandergelder. While there, she convinces him, his two stock clerks and his niece and her beau to go to New York City. In New York, she fixes Vandergelder's clerks up with the woman Vandergelder had been courting, and her shop assistant (Dolly has designs of her own on Mr. Vandergelder, you see). Written by Randy Goldberg <goldberg@nymc.edu>

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16 December 1969 (USA)  »

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Ernest Lehman's Production of Hello, Dolly!  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$9,000,000
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(70 mm prints) (Westrex Recording System)| (35 mm prints)| (70mm re-release)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The train car shown in the final shot of "Put on Your Sunday Clothes" is from the Strasburg Railroad, an active steam museum short line still in existence. The "Hello Dolly" car is open to the public. See more »

Goofs

In the final scene when Dolly steps from the side walk onto the grass hurrying to be with Horace who is waiting for her on the church steps there isn't anything on the lake in the background until the very ending of the song after a couple of close-ups when they zoom out and 2 sailboats can be seen that wouldn't have had the time to get out on the lake as far as they are. See more »

Quotes

Horace: Advice is cheap, Ms. Molloy. It's the things that come gift wrapped that count!
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Referenced in Behind the Planet of the Apes (1998) See more »

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Written by Jerry Herman
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possibly the last great Hollywood musical
8 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

perfectly directed by the wonderful and legendary gene kelly, with a note perfect cast. i was 20 years old when i first saw this film, beforehand, i had no desire to see it as i really did not like streisand. but having seen all the new releases that week, a friend pushed and shoved my into the theatre to see this. after the film we came out floating and dancing and singing, i have since seen it countless times, many times in glorious 70mm. the songs the dances the amazing sets and productions, all have gained in stature and enjoyment. yet again the public and quite a few critics got it so wrong, the film alas sank at the box office, and killed off an uplifting genre. sad also to see junk like chicago get kudos and box office, a film that is so cynical, tuneless and full of noise and empty bombast. performed by people who cannot sing or dance.bring back the old style Hollywood musical i say


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