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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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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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$9,000,000 (USA)
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The song "Love Is Only Love," which Barbra Streisand's 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 was cut before the show's opening. The song occurred in the story as Mame Dennis tries to explain falling in love to her pre-teen nephew, Patrick. 20th Century-Fox executives had asked Herman to write a new song for the film so they would have a candidate for the Academy Award for Best Song, and they were upset that instead of giving them a new song, he palmed them off with a discard from "Mame" that, because it had been performed publicly during "Mame"'s out-of-town tryouts, was not eligible for the award. See more »

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In Harmonia Gardens, after Cornelius says that he is "Gonna become a honest man and tell the truth," he puts the bottle on the table and goes to sit near Irene, holding the drinking cup. When he sits down the drinking cup has disappeared. See more »

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Dolly Levi: [after Cornelius attempts a dance lesson from Dolly] Oh, that's just absolutely wonderful, Mr. Hackl. When I think of the lucky women who'll find Heaven in your arms... I think we'll go back to Lesson One. Shall we?
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Werewolf (1998) See more »

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Dancing
(1964) (uncredited)
Written by Jerry Herman
Performed by Barbra Streisand, Michael Crawford, Danny Lockin, Marianne McAndrew (dubbed by Melissa Stafford), E.J. Peaker, Tommy Tune, Joyce Ames, and the Company
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5 October 2000 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

While some of the cast of "Hello, Dolly! leaves something to be desired, its sets, costumes, general production values, and choreography cannot be beat. Striesand is miscast, but nobody can fault her for that. She gives it her all, and frankly, I prefer her performance in this film, over her inexplicable star-making turn in "Funny Girl". Lots of money was spent on making this film, and every cent of it can be seen in the finished product. The film is leaps and bounds over almost everything made today. Every musical number is first-rate. This film should ONLY be seen in WIDESCREEN. To view a cropped video tape would be silly, since you would be seeing only half the film. "Hello, Dolly! is lots of fun, and a true testimony to the lost art of fine film-making.


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