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Guys and Dolls ()


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In New York, a gambler is challenged to take a cold female missionary to Havana, but they fall for each other, and the bet has a hidden motive to finance a crap game.

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  • Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations.
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Sky Masterson
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Sarah Brown
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Nathan Detroit
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Miss Adelaide
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Lt. Brannigan
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Nicely-Nicely Johnson
B.S. Pully ...
Big Jule
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Benny Southstreet
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Harry the Horse
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Rusty Charlie (as Dan Dayton)
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Society Max
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Arvide Abernathy
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General Cartwright
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Laverne
Mary Alan Hokanson ...
Agatha
Joe McTurk ...
Angie the Ox
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Calvin (as Kay Kuter)
Stapleton Kent ...
Mission Member
Renee Renor ...
Cuban Singer
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Dancing Ensemble
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George Boyce ...
Barber (uncredited)
Barbara Brent ...
Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
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Waiter (uncredited)
Jack Chefe ...
Waiter at Mindy's (uncredited)
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Gangster (uncredited)
Russell Custer ...
Police Officer (uncredited)
Jann Darlyn ...
Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Madelyn Darrow ...
Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
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Tough (uncredited)
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Dancer (uncredited)
Joe Evans ...
Barber (uncredited)
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Spectator at Hot Box Club (uncredited)
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Tourist with Camera (uncredited)
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Street Passerby (uncredited)
Rubén de Fuentes ...
Orchestra Leader (uncredited)
Tony Galento ...
Spectator at Hot Box Club (uncredited)
Rudy Germane ...
Police Officer (uncredited)
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Spectator at Hot Box Club (uncredited)
Robert Haines ...
Waiter (uncredited)
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Customer at Mindy's (uncredited)
Sam Harris ...
Spectator at Hot Box Club (uncredited)
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Pitchman (uncredited)
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Liverlips Louie (uncredited)
Donald Kerr ...
Barber (uncredited)
June Kirby ...
Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Maurice Marks ...
Tall Gambler (uncredited)
Thomas Martin ...
Waiter (uncredited)
Matt Mattox ...
Dancer (uncredited)
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Customer at Mindy's (uncredited)
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Bartender (uncredited)
Matt Murphy ...
The Champ (uncredited)
Troy Patterson ...
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
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Gambler (uncredited)
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Barber (uncredited)
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Man with Packages (uncredited)
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Cuban Waiter (uncredited)
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Gangster at Mission (uncredited)
Tony Rosa ...
Man Walking Poodle (uncredited)
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Police Officer (uncredited)
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Diner at Mindy's (uncredited)
Bernard Sell ...
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
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Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Leslie Sketchley ...
Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Buddy Spencer ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Norman Stevans ...
Customer at Mindy's (uncredited)
Brick Sullivan ...
Truck Driver on Street (uncredited)
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Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
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Max - Waiter at Mindy's (uncredited)
Sandra Warner ...
Twin Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Sonia Werner ...
Twin Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
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Singing Man in Barber Shop (uncredited)

Directed by

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Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Written by

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Jo Swerling ... (based upon the play: "Guys and Dolls" book by) and
Abe Burrows ... (based upon the play: "Guys and Dolls" book by)
 
Damon Runyon ... (from a story)
 
Joseph L. Mankiewicz ... (written for the screen by)
 
Ben Hecht ... () (uncredited)

Produced by

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Samuel Goldwyn ... producer

Music by

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Frank Loesser

Cinematography by

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Harry Stradling Sr. ... director of photography (as Harry Stradling)

Film Editing by

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Daniel Mandell

Editorial Department

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Alvord Eiseman ... color consultant (as Alvord L. Eiseman)

Production Design by

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Oliver Smith

Art Direction by

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Joseph C. Wright ... (as Joseph Wright)

Set Decoration by

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Howard Bristol

Costume Design by

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Irene Sharaff ... (costumes designed by)

Makeup Department

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Ben Lane ... makeup
Annabell Levy ... hair stylist (as Annabell)

Production Management

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Gus Schroeder ... production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Arthur S. Black Jr. ... assistant director
Edward F. Mull ... second assistant director (uncredited)
Gary Nelson ... second assistant director (uncredited)
Charles O'Malley ... second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Matty Azzarone ... construction (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Roger Heman Sr. ... sound (as Roger Heman)
Fred Lau ... sound
Vinton Vernon ... sound
Larry Gannon ... sound (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Warren Newcombe ... special photographic effects

Stunts

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Paul Baxley ... stunts (uncredited)
Polly Burson ... stunts (uncredited)
Dick Crockett ... stunts (uncredited)
John Daheim ... stunts (uncredited)
Larry Duran ... stunts (uncredited)
Helen Endicott ... stunts (uncredited)
Lila Finn ... stunts (uncredited)
Mary Ann Hawkins ... stunts (uncredited)
Harvey Parry ... stunts (uncredited)
Gil Perkins ... stunts (uncredited)
Suzanne Ridgway ... stunts (uncredited)
George Robotham ... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Saenz ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Gjon Mili ... still photographer (uncredited)
Phil Stern ... still photographer (uncredited)
Harry Stradling Jr. ... assistant camera (uncredited)

Music Department

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Jay Blackton ... conductor / music supervisor
Alexander Courage ... orchestrator
Michael Kidd ... dances and musical numbers staged by
Frank Loesser ... music and lyrics by
Skip Martin ... orchestrator
Cyril J. Mockridge ... background music adapted by
Nelson Riddle ... orchestrator
Albert Sendrey ... orchestrator (as Al Sendrey)
Leon Cepparo ... singing coach (uncredited)
Jack Dumont ... musician (uncredited)
Herbert W. Spencer ... music collaborator: background music (uncredited)
Lloyd Young ... music editor (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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John Dutton ... script supervisor (uncredited)

Other crew

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Cy Feuer ... produced on the stage by
Samuel Goldwyn ... presenter
Ernest H. Martin ... produced on the stage by
Howard Dietz ... unit publicist (uncredited)
Flo O'Neill ... dialogue director (uncredited)
Howard Strickling ... publicist: MGM (uncredited)
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

All the hot gamblers are in town, and they're all depending on Nathan Detroit to set up this week's incarnation of "The Oldest Established Permanent Floating Crap Game in New York"; the only problem is, he needs $1000 to get the place. Throw in Sarah Brown, who's short on sinners at the mission she runs; Sky Masterson, who accepts Nathan's $1000 bet that he can't get Sarah Brown to go with him to Havana; Miss Adelaide, who wants Nathan to marry her; Police Lieutenant Brannigan, who always seems to appear at the wrong time; and the music/lyrics of Frank Loesser, and you've got quite a musical. Includes the songs: Fugue for Tinhorns, "Luck Be a Lady", "Sit Down, You're Rocking the Boat". Written by Syam Gadde

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Taglines SAMUEL GOLDWYN presents America's Own Musical! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Blanches colombes et vilains messieurs (France)
  • Schwere Jungen, leichte Mädchen (Germany)
  • Ellos y ellas (Spain)
  • Macsók és macák (Hungary)
  • Typer og kjei (Norway)
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Runtime
  • 150 min
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Budget $5,500,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Marlon Brando had been cast in the role of Sky Masterson, a role coveted by Frank Sinatra, while Sinatra was relegated to the supporting role of Nathan Detroit. Relations between the two actors were strained during production. Many years later, Brando said of Sinatra, "Frank's the kind of guy who, when he gets to Heaven, is going to give God a hard time for making him bald." See more »
Goofs Just after the sewer crap game, Nathan tells Adelaide that green and white are the Whitney colors. C.V. Whitney colors are light blue with brown cap. John Hay Whitney raced the Greentree Stable's horses under flamingo and pink colors. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Lucy and the Dummy (1955). See more »
Soundtracks Guys and Dolls See more »
Quotes Sky Masterson: One of these days in your travels, a guy is going to show you a brand-new deck of cards on which the seal is not yet broken. Then this guy is going to offer to bet you that he can make the jack of spades jump out of this brand-new deck of cards and squirt cider in your ear. But, son, do not accept this bet, because as sure as you stand there, you're going to wind up with an ear full of cider.
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