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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 »
Genre:
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)

User Reviews:
I'd kinda like to see Barbra do this role now See more (104 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)
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)

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 .... 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
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 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 .... orchestrator
Frank Comstock .... orchestrator
Don Costa .... orchestrator
Alexander Courage .... orchestrator
Lennie Hayton .... music scored and conducted by
Lennie Hayton .... orchestrator
Jerry Herman .... music and lyrics by
Jerry Herman .... music and lyrics of stage play by
Philip J. Lang .... orchestrator
Jack Latimer .... choral arrangements
Joseph Lipman .... orchestrator
Robert Mayer .... music editor
Lionel Newman .... music scored and conducted by
Herbert W. Spencer .... orchestrator (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 .... 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
Randee Lynne Jensen .... production assistant (uncredited)
J. David Jones .... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Patricia Newcomb .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Ron Tassone .... uncredited
 
Crew verified as complete


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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

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The film grew out of a massive attempt by Twentieth Century-Fox to duplicate its earlier, unprecedented success with The Sound of Music (1965) by producing three expensive, large-scale musicals over a period of three years, Doctor Dolittle (1967) and Star! (1968) being the others. Unfortunately, film attendance as a whole was down and all three films' box-office performance reflected this. All were released amid massive pre-release publicity and all lost equally massive amounts of money for the studio (though "Dolly" was in the box office top 5 for the year of its release). The result was that several top studio executives lost their jobs, and the studio itself went into such dire financial straits that it only produced one picture for the entire calendar year of 1970. In truth, Fox would never recoup its losses until a highly successful theatrical reissue of "The Sound of Music" in early 1973.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: During the 'Elegance' sequence, the hem on the back Irene's dress gets dirtier and dirtier as they walk to Harmonia Gardens. Inside the restaurant, the hemline is spotless.See more »
Quotes:
Sullivan, ticket seller:Where to, Dolly?
Dolly Levi:Yonkers, New York, to handle a highly personal matter for Mr. Horace Vandergelder, the well-known, unmarried, half-a-millionaire.
Sullivan, ticket seller:Gonna marry him yourself, Dolly?
Dolly Levi:Why, Mr. Sullivan, what ever put such a preposterous idea into my head... er, your head!
See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Sons of Provo (2004)See more »
Soundtrack:
So Long, DearieSee more »

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31 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
I'd kinda like to see Barbra do this role now, 17 October 2003
Author: budikavlan from Irving, TX

The miscasting of Barbra Streisand is an interesting topic of discussion regarding this movie. She's way too young, as everyone else has said; despite slight changes to the script and giving everyone the benefit of the doubt, it's silly to think that a woman in her mid twenties would have built up both the social contacts and worldly sangfroid that the character possesses. That said, however, she does about as well as anyone could ask playing a role she was 3 decades too young for. The animosity between Barbra and Walter Matthau is another problem--they have no chemistry together whatsoever. While his annoyance with her at the beginning is believable, the turnabout at the end comes across completely false. Fortunately, the movie has many other charms to make up for that central problem.

My favorite part of the movie, and the heart of the film, is the "courtship" of Cornelius & Irene and Barnaby & Minnie Fay. Michael Crawford and the late Danny Lockin are absolutely adorable as Cornelius and Barnaby. The "Dancing" and "Elegance" numbers and the dinner scene at the Harmonia Gardens are worth the price of admission alone. Barbra plays better with the rest of the cast too; she's more believable as a "woman of the world" when she's with the younger cast members. The production design is wonderful as well. While the movie was outrageously expensive for its time, just about every dollar is visible on screen. The claustrophobic musicals they've made since the Seventies really look deficient when compared to the wide-open dance scenes and crowd shots in classic musicals like this one.

All in all, Hello, Dolly has much to offer. It's not the best musical ever made by a long shot, but it's undeniably fun to watch. It would be fun to see Barbra play the role now that she's a more appropriate age for it. Unfortunately, she doesn't do musicals anymore. Maybe Tyne Daly would take the part.

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