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Hello, Dolly! -- Dolly Levi uses her matchmaking skills in New York City to orchestrate the love lives of her friends, all the while trying to get the man she likes to fall for her.
Hello, Dolly! -- Trailer for this classic musical
Hello, Dolly! -- Clip: Dinner
Hello, Dolly! -- Clip: Cornelius Hackl

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Director:
Writers:
Michael Stewart (book)
Thornton Wilder (based on "The Matchmaker" by)
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Release Date:
16 December 1969 (USA) See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won 3 Oscars. Another 1 win & 13 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(3 articles)
Messing To Recreate Channing's Dolly
 (From WENN. 25 August 2008, 6:32 PM, PDT)

Walle director Andrew Stanton
 (From The AV Club. 25 June 2008, 9:03 PM, PDT)

Streisand Sings for Democrats
 (From WENN. 26 September 2002)

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Somewhat overblown musical, but still excellent and entertaining See more (110 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Barbra Streisand ... Dolly Levi

Walter Matthau ... Horace Vandergelder

Michael Crawford ... Cornelius Hackl
Marianne McAndrew ... Irene Molloy
Danny Lockin ... Barnaby Tucker

E.J. Peaker ... Minnie Fay
Joyce Ames ... Ermengarde

Tommy Tune ... Ambrose Kemper
Judy Knaiz ... Gussie Granger

David Hurst ... Rudolph Reisenweber
Fritz Feld ... Rudolph's Assistant
Richard Collier ... Vandergelder's Barber

J. Pat O'Malley ... Policeman in Park

Louis Armstrong ... Orchestra Leader
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Ahdar ... Laborer (uncredited)
Will Ahern ... Paper Ricker / Dancer (uncredited)

Rutanya Alda ... Townsperson (uncredited)
Melanie Alexander ... Dancer / skeleton crew (uncredited)
Ben Archibek ... Young Lover (uncredited)
John Arnold ... Young Man (uncredited)
Roger Arroyo ... Midget (uncredited)
Robert Bakanic ... Dancer (uncredited)
George Barrows ... Policeman (uncredited)

William 'Billy' Benedict ... News Vendor (uncredited)
Billy Bletcher ... Minor Role (uncredited)
George Boyce ... Dancer (uncredited)
Bettina Brenna ... Rhine Maiden (uncredited)
Budd Bryan ... Dancer (uncredited)
James Chandler ... Sullivan - Ticket Seller (uncredited)
Irwin Charone ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Ron Cisneros ... Waiter (uncredited)
Allegra Clegg ... Blonde Daughter (uncredited)
Robert Cole ... Dancer (uncredited)
John Command ... Dancing Waiter (uncredited)
Jimmy Cross ... Drunk (uncredited)

Scatman Crothers ... Mr. Jones - Porter (uncredited)
Fred Curt ... Dancer (uncredited)

Billy Curtis ... Midget (uncredited)

Linda Dano ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Sheila Dehner ... Float Girl (uncredited)
Frank Delfino ... Midget (uncredited)

Lester Dorr ... Workman (uncredited)

Sam Edwards ... Laborer (uncredited)
James Elsegood ... Page Baker (uncredited)
Jeannie Epper ... Float Girl (uncredited)
Margo Epper ... Float Girl (uncredited)
Stephanie Epper ... Float Girl (uncredited)
Bonnie Evans ... Page in Waiter's Gallop (uncredited)
Morgan Farley ... Workman / Onlooker (uncredited)

William Fawcett ... Customer (uncredited)
Jennifer Gan ... Miss Bolivia (uncredited)
Jessie Garnier ... Woman with Groceries (uncredited)

James Gonzalez ... Diner Patron (uncredited)
Rozsika Halmos ... Pretzel Woman (uncredited)
Sonja Haney ... Dancer (uncredited)
Chester Hayes ... Stiltwalker (uncredited)
Ines Hellendall ... Dancer (uncredited)
Jimmy Hibbard ... Dancer (uncredited)
Gloria Hill ... Rhine Maiden (uncredited)
Bern Hoffman ... Harmonia Gardens Patron (uncredited)
Ken Hooker ... Laborer (uncredited)
Shep Houghton ... Dancer / Singer (uncredited)
Jim Hutchison ... Stanley (uncredited)
Jenie Jackson ... Brunhilda (uncredited)
Cass Jaeger ... Elegant Gentleman (uncredited)
Jerry James ... Father / Laborer (uncredited)
Kathryn Janssen ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Howard Jeffrey ... Dancer (uncredited)
Harvey Karels ... Dancer (uncredited)
Hubie Kerns ... Keystone Kop (uncredited)
Ed Kerrigan ... Busboy / Dancer (uncredited)
Ross Kimbrough ... Onlooker (uncredited)
Charles Lampkin ... Laborer (uncredited)
Randy Lane ... Dancer (uncredited)
Nolan Leary ... Workman (uncredited)
Edith Leslie ... Woman in Railroad Station (uncredited)
Ted Mapes ... Policeman (uncredited)
Jerry Maren ... Midget (uncredited)
Michael Mark ... Pushcart Man (uncredited)
Robert Neal Marshall ... Boy with Hoop (uncredited)
Bert May ... Dancing Waiter (uncredited)

James McEachin ... Laborer (uncredited)
Al McGranary ... Lleweyn Codd (uncredited)
Tyler McVey ... Laborer (uncredited)
Gary Menteer ... Dancer (uncredited)
Marsha Metrinko ... Rhine Maiden (uncredited)
Stephen Mitchell ... Parade celebrant (uncredited)
Richard Monahan ... Dancer (uncredited)
Ralph Montgomery ... Laborer (uncredited)
Harry Monty ... Midget (uncredited)
Inga Neilsen ... Spirit of Columbia (uncredited)
Patrick O'Moore ... Officer Gogarty (uncredited)
Linda Peck ... Young Woman (uncredited)
Sanita Pelkey ... Girl on Float (uncredited)
Alex Plasschaert ... Waiter (uncredited)

Joe Ploski ... Laborer (uncredited)

Eddie Quillan ... Mr. Cassidy (uncredited)
Frank Radcliffe ... Baker (uncredited)
Jack Raine ... Elderly Man (uncredited)

Ralph Roberts ... Policeman (uncredited)
Dan Siretta ... Dancer (uncredited)
June Smaney ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Tucker Smith ... Dancer (uncredited)
Maria Sokolov ... Elderly Woman (uncredited)
Melissa Stafford ... Irene Molloy (singing voice) (uncredited)
Harry Stanton ... Herman Fleischshacker (uncredited)
Cecil Lester Stout III ... Drummer Boy (uncredited)
Harry Swoger ... Trunk Mover (uncredited)
Elisabeth Talbot-Martin ... Homely Woman (uncredited)
Clay Tanner ... Laborer (uncredited)
Kay Tapscott ... Dancer (uncredited)
George Tatar ... Dog Walker (uncredited)
Jim Taylor ... Dancer (uncredited)
Bob Thompson Jr. ... Dancer (uncredited)
Marilyn Tindall ... Girl on Meat Packer's Float (uncredited)

Lisa Todd ... Rhine Maiden (uncredited)
Jerry Trent ... Dancer (uncredited)
Madelon Tupper ... Child in Front of Shop (uncredited)
USC Trojan Marching Band ... Band (uncredited)
Charles Wagenheim ... Pushcart Man (uncredited)

Guy Wilkerson ... Laborer (uncredited)
Bart Williams ... News Vendor (uncredited)
Judith Woodbury ... Dinner Guest (uncredited)

Directed by
Gene Kelly 
 
Writing credits
Michael Stewart (book of stage play by)

Thornton Wilder (based on "The Matchmaker" by)

Ernest Lehman (written for the screen by)

Johann Nestroy  play "Einen Jux will er sich machen" (uncredited)

Produced by
Roger Edens .... associate producer
Ernest Lehman .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Harry Stradling Sr. (director of photography) (as Harry Stradling)
 
Film Editing by
William Reynolds 
 
Casting by
Alixe Gordin (uncredited)
Joe Scully (uncredited)
 
Production Design by
John DeCuir  (as John De Cuir)
 
Art Direction by
Herman A. Blumenthal  (as Herman Blumenthal)
Jack Martin Smith 
 
Set Decoration by
Raphael Bretton (set decorations)
George James Hopkins (set decorations) (as George Hopkins)
Walter M. Scott (set decorations)
 
Costume Design by
Irene Sharaff (costumes designed by)
 
Makeup Department
Edwin Butterworth .... makeup artist (as Ed Butterworth)
Dick Hamilton .... makeup artist (as Richard Hamilton)
Edith Lindon .... hairstylist
Daniel C. Striepeke .... makeup supervisor (as Dan Striepeke)
Verne Langdon .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Sharleen Rassi .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Francisco Day .... unit production manager
Richard Kobritz .... assistant production manager (uncredited)
George E. Swink .... post-production supervisor (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Helmick .... assistant director
Robert J. Koster .... first assistant director (uncredited)
Richard Lang .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Bill Anderson .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Lloyd R. Apperson .... construction foreman (uncredited)
Craig Binkley .... set dresser (uncredited)
Frank L. Brown .... carpenter (uncredited)
Greg C. Jensen .... set construction (uncredited)
Dennis J. Parrish .... property master (uncredited)
Ward Preston .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Benjamin Resella .... scenic designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
James Corcoran .... sound supervisor
Jack Solomon .... sound
Murray Spivack .... sound
Vinton Vernon .... sound
Douglas O. Williams .... sound (as Douglas Williams)
Terrance Emerson .... sound cable man (uncredited)
Donald C. Rogers .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Jack Solomon .... production sound mixer (uncredited)
Murray Spivack .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Vinton Vernon .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Johnny Borgese .... special effects (uncredited)
Gerald Endler .... mechanical effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
L.B. Abbott .... special photographic effects
Art Cruickshank .... special photographic effects
Emil Kosa Jr. .... special photographic effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Phil Adams .... stunts (uncredited)
Steven Burnett .... stunts (uncredited)
Dick Dial .... stunts (uncredited)
Jeannie Epper .... stunts (uncredited)
Stephanie Epper .... stunts (uncredited)
Loren Janes .... stunts (uncredited)
Maurice Marks .... stunts (uncredited)
George Sawaya .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dave Friedman .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Ernst Haas .... still photographer (uncredited)
Ronald B. MacKenzie .... electrician (uncredited)
Roy H. Wagner .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Courtney Haslam .... wardrobe supervisor
Barbara Westerland .... wardrobe
Ed Wynigear .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Sati Tooray .... colorist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Warren Barker .... orchestrations
Frank Comstock .... orchestrations
Don Costa .... orchestrations
Alexander Courage .... orchestrations
Lennie Hayton .... music scored and conducted by
Lennie Hayton .... orchestrations
Jerry Herman .... music and lyrics by
Jerry Herman .... music and lyrics of stage play by
Philip J. Lang .... orchestrations
Jack Latimer .... choral arrangements
Joseph Lipman .... orchestrations
Robert Mayer .... music editor
Lionel Newman .... music scored and conducted by
Herbert W. Spencer .... orchestrations (as Herbert Spencer)
Kenneth Wannberg .... music editor
Robert Bain .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Ethmer Roten .... musician: flute (uncredited)
Douglas O. Williams .... music mixer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Chris Haynes .... driver (uncredited)
James E. Haynes .... driver (uncredited)
Frank Khoury .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Gower Champion .... stage play directed and choreographed by
George Eckert .... dialogue coach
Shelah Hackett .... assistant choreographer
Mollie Kent .... script supervisor
Michael Kidd .... choreographer (uncredited)
Michael Kidd .... dances and musical numbers staged by
Marvin Laird .... dance arrangements
David Merrick .... based on the stage play "Hello, Dolly!" produced on the New York stage by
Patricia Newcomb .... public relations
Rutanya Alda .... stand-in: photo double: Barbra Streisand (uncredited)
Randee Lynne Jensen .... production assistant (uncredited)
J. David Jones .... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Patricia Newcomb .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Ron Tassone .... dancer (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Ernest Lehman's Production of Hello, Dolly!" - UK (complete title), USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
146 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) (Westrex Recording System) | Mono (35 mm prints) | DTS 70 mm (70mm re-release)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Finland:S | Iceland:L | Netherlands:AL (orginal rating) | New Zealand:G | Norway:7 | Peru:PT | Singapore:PG | Spain:T | Sweden:Btl | UK:U | UK:U (tv rating) | UK:U (video rating) (1987) (1993) | USA:G

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Trivia:
Twentieth Century-Fox had agreed to theatrical impresario David Merrick's stipulation that its film could not be released while the Broadway production was still running. As the show was nearing its fourth year on stage by the time filming got under way, it was assumed that it would have closed by the time the movie was ready for release. However, Merrick then replaced his stage actors with an all-black cast led by Pearl Bailey, an acclaimed move which invigorated the theatre box-office considerably. As a result, the finished film spent a year gathering dust in Fox's vaults, and only got released after Fox had come to a lavish financial arrangement with Merrick so that he would waive his stipulation. This added to the film's already huge cost and helped make it an even bigger flop. The stage show ran for some seven years, long after the film's original release.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: In the park during "It Only Takes a Moment," the group of bystanders starts to sing. There are only 9 people, and only 3 of them women, yet the chorus heard is clearly much bigger and much more female.See more »
Quotes:
Cornelius Hackl:Look, I'm dancing!
[carelessly backs into a chair and falls]
Cornelius Hackl:Uh, I was.
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Ribbons Down My BackSee more »

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33 out of 55 people found the following review useful.
Somewhat overblown musical, but still excellent and entertaining, 20 January 2006
Author: DennisJOBrien from Virginia, United States

This film was certainly beautiful to look at and listen to. I was lucky to see it in 70 mm during its initial roadshow release. It was one of the few movies to have the negative actually filmed in 70 mm, rather than having the standard 35 mm merely blown up to 70 mm for the roadshow. "The Sound of Music" was another picture originally filmed in 70 mm, and we all know how beautiful the cinematography was in that. Sadly, the high cost of 70 mm has essentially ended the use of that type of film format.

"Hello, Dolly!" deserved the Oscars it won, such as musical direction, sound, and art direction-set design. About 15 years ago I stopped in the riverside village of Garrison, New York, to see where it was partially filmed. The real building that was adapted into Vandergelder's Hay & Feed was still there at the time, and "Vandergelder" was etched on the window pane from its use in the film. The bridge over the railway tracks is still there.

As much as I like the film as a whole, it does have some problems that could have been easily corrected. The early scene with Walter Matthau and Tommy Tune arguing over Ermengarde is overly dramatic and simply too theatrical. It might have been fine on Broadway, but the genre of cinema requires a bit of toning down. I blame this purely on Gene Kelly, the director, who should have known better. He is the one who is supposed to sense the pacing and delivery of lines. I get the impression he was trying to speed things up, knowing that there is a lot to fit into the picture. The screenplay was naturally required to closely follow the original material, but it could have been simplified a bit without sacrificing anything important. An example of this is the endless number of times that the audience is reminded that the main characters are going "to New York" by train. Once was enough.

Still, the music and choreography are superb, and carry the picture. Not everyone in it can sing as beautifully as Barbra Streisand, but it succeeds nonetheless. The number "Put On Your Sunday Clothes" is one of Hollywood's golden moments in terms of production quality. I have seen Carol Channing do the stage version and she was great, but I also feel that Barbra Streisand was perfectly adequate here. She can sing better than Ms. Channing and has real star quality.

If you visit the interesting Hudson River area of New York state, you will be warmly reminded of the scenic beauty in "Hello, Dolly!" Drop by the U.S. Military Academy at West Point to take the public tour and you will see the magnificent setting where the final wedding scene was done, minus the church of course.

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