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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 »
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Plot:
A matchmaker named Dolly Levi takes a trip to Yonkers, New York to see the "well-known unmarried half-a-millionaire," Horace Vandergelder... See more » | 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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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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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 (film editor)
 
Casting by
Alixe Gordin (uncredited)
Joe Scully (uncredited)
 
Production Design by
John DeCuir (production designed by) (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 .... hairstyling by
Daniel C. Striepeke .... makeup supervision (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
Lloyd R. Apperson .... construction foreman (uncredited)
Craig Binkley .... set dresser (uncredited)
Greg C. Jensen .... set construction (uncredited)
Dennis J. Parrish .... property master (uncredited)
Ward Preston .... assistant art director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
James Corcoran .... sound supervision
Jack Solomon .... sound by
Murray Spivack .... sound by
Vinton Vernon .... sound by
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 supervision
Barbara Westerland .... wardrobe
Ed Wynigear .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Sati Tooray .... colorist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Warren Barker .... orchestration
Frank Comstock .... orchestration
Don Costa .... orchestration
Alexander Courage .... orchestration
Lennie Hayton .... music scored and conducted by
Lennie Hayton .... orchestration
Jerry Herman .... music and lyrics by
Jerry Herman .... music and lyrics of stage play by
Philip J. Lang .... orchestration
Jack Latimer .... choral arrangements
Joseph Lipman .... orchestration
Robert Mayer .... music editor
Lionel Newman .... music scored and conducted by
Herbert W. Spencer .... orchestration (as Herbert Spencer)
Kenneth Wannberg .... music editor
Robert Bain .... musician: guitar (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 .... 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
Randee Lynne Jensen .... production assistant (uncredited)
J. David Jones .... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Michael Kidd .... choreographer (uncredited)
Patricia Newcomb .... unit publicist (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
146 min
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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:
Tommy Tune's movie debut.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Dolly comes down stairs of Harmonia Gardens, her dress has a train that trails several steps behind her, but by time she reaches bottom, train has disappeared - a mid-scene alteration allegedly made necessary by Streisand's difficulty in dancing with the trailing gown.See more »
Quotes:
Cornelius Hackl:Cornelius Hackl here.
Barnaby Tucker:Barnaby Tucker here.
Irene Molloy:Irene Malloy here.
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17 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
"Holy Cabooses", 11 October 2009
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

The strange history of the making of Hello Dolly could make a fine motion picture itself. The feuding between Barbra Streisand and Walter Matthau during the filming is well known and documented. The incredible costs of the thing has also become an object lesson for movie producers who are not operating in the days of the studio system and actually have to pay the talent involved what they're worth. It's the biggest reason why musical films are now so few and far between.

But I read a fascinating story in the Citadel Film series book on the films of Gene Kelly who directed Hello Dolly. It seems as though 20th Century Fox after scoring so big with The Sound Of Music decided on buying other big budget Broadway musicals hoping for lightning to strike twice. They bought the rights of Hello Dolly from producer David Merrick with the proviso that the film not be shown until the Broadway run concluded.

So Fox made the film with huge production costs with borrowed money from bankers who wanted their loans paid back as soon as possible. What Merrick did and certainly the demand was there was to keep the show running. Hello Dolly wrapped in early 1968 and was over a year sitting on the shelf not earning a dime. In the meantime the finance boys had to be repaid and with heavy interest.

Fox went to court to get out of the contract and release the film and Merrick did for some hefty financial consideration. By the time Hello Dolly sold its first ticket there was no way it could ever payback the cost. In fact it was the fifth highest grossing film of 1969 and still Fox lost big money on it. In the words of Barnaby Tucker, "Holy Cabooses".

Well they spent big money on it and it shows. The production numbers are expensive, the entire town of Garrison, New York was made up to look like Yonkers at the turn of the last century. The New York scenes were lovely to look at and expensive to the bean counters. And what the biggest musical star of her time commanded in salary ate a lot of that budget as well.

It's a great film that Kelly put together however and certainly Gene Kelly was a man who knew his way around the musical film. Between Streisand and Matthau feuding he must have felt like a referee. But both were professional enough to turn in good performances though the chemistry isn't quite there.

Louis Armstrong's record of the title song is an American classic and it was almost mandatory that he appear in the film. His duet with Barbra Streisand is a piece of cinematic musical history. A fitting end for a man who brought the joy of living to his art and shared it with a grateful world.

Besides the immortal title song Jerry Herman's score has some other gems in it as well. Streisand has one of the best numbers in her career with When The Parade Passes By and young Michael Crawford and Danny Lockin as Matthau's employees sing and dance a storm in It Only Takes A Moment.

I can't finish this review without a word about Danny Lockin who left this earth way too soon the victim of a brutal murder. His performance as Barnaby Tucker is so winning that you can't help a tear coming to your eye when you read about his fate. His dancing reminded a whole lot of Donald O'Connor, I'll bet Donald O'Connor thought so as well if he saw Hello Dolly. He lived a life that convention dictate as a gay man he could not be open about it. The closet eventually killed him, but he left us this wonderful performance to remember him by.

And to you, the late Danny Lockin this review is respectfully dedicated to. Holy Cabooses Danny, I'll bet you're giving Terpsichore a lesson in high stepping.

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