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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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A Classic not be missed! See more (111 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)
James 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
 
Original Music by
Lennie Hayton (uncredited)
Lionel Newman (uncredited)
 
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 .... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Vinton Vernon .... 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)
Ronald Vidor .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Roy H. Wagner .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Charles Wise .... gaffer (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)
 
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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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Color:
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:Apt | Singapore:PG | Spain:T | Sweden:Btl | UK:U | UK:U (tv rating) | UK:U (video rating) (1987) (1993) | USA:G

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The Harmonia Gardens sequence (where the song "Hello Dolly" is performed) took an entire month to shoot.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: Yonkers is North of New York City, and both are on the East side of the Hudson River, . But in some aerial scenes of the train from New York City to Yonkers, the river is on the train's right side. A Southbound train was filmed.See more »
Quotes:
Fritz, German waiter:And what would you like, sir.
Cornelius Hackl:Six months off for good behavior.
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
It Takes a Woman/Put On Your Sunday Clothes MedleySee more »

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26 out of 45 people found the following review useful.
A Classic not be missed!, 7 December 2006
Author: musicalphan1216 from United States

This generation (I'm ashamed to say MY generation) just doesn't seem to appreciate a good musical, much less one that came out when our parents were young-ens, heaven forbid! It will be a sad day when these classic films are forgotten, but fortunately, they are all being remastered and re-released on DVD for this generation to enjoy if only they would give them a chance.

I bought the special edition of 'Hello, Dolly' because I adore musicals, especially those from the 50s and 60s when Hollywood really knew how to do it right! The top 3 billings were all people I had heard off... Streisand may not be the easiest person to love, but her voice is astounding... Who could forget Walter Matthau in 'Dennis the Menace', a film slightly more known to my age group... and last but certainly not least, Michael Crawford, a voice I had been listening to since age 3. I grew up listening to his solo albums as well as the original cast recording of 'Phantom.' I will say, he was my main incentive for seeing this film.

'Dolly' is musically and visually stunning. All the principle cast members sing on their own, always a bonus, and the songs are accompanied by some of the most entertaining and memorable dance numbers next to 'A Chorus Line.' One could expect no less since this film is directed by the infamous Gene Kelly. Need I say more? 'Hello Dolly' is by far my favorite of the classics, and believe me, I've seen them all. Sure, you can complain that Barbra was too young to play Miss Dolly Levi, but the woman has talent, you can't deny it no-matter how you feel towards her as a human being. She can sing and she can act, why settle for for someone who fails to meet the former and resort to dubbing? That's the one flaw in 'My Fair Lady.' Matthau is astounding as always, and I have already stated how much I love Crawford. He is just so positively adorable in the role of Cornelius Hackl! Understanably, his gorgeous tenor isn't nearly as developed at age 27 as it was at age 44 when 'Phantom' opened in London, but it's pleasant none-the-less, and his acting is superb as always, flawlessly hiding his lovely accent behind the mousy but sweet demeanor of a Yonkers store clerk.

I love 'Hello, Dolly!' and I would recommend it to anyone who loves the classics. It's funny, uplifting, and heartwarming... what more could a person want in a movie? Don't miss this movie, you're never too young to enjoy the classics.

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