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Gypsy (1962)

Approved | | Biography, Comedy, Drama | 1 November 1962 (USA)
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Based on the Broadway hit about the life and times of burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee and her aggressive stage mother, Mama Rose.

Director:

Mervyn LeRoy

Writers:

Arthur Laurents (based upon the stage play: book by), Gypsy Rose Lee (from the memoirs of) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 1 win & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rosalind Russell ... Rose Hovick
Natalie Wood ... Louise Hovick
Karl Malden ... Herbie Sommers
Paul Wallace ... Tulsa
Betty Bruce Betty Bruce ... Tessie Tura
Parley Baer ... Mr. Kringelein
Harry Shannon ... Grandpa
Morgan Brittany ... 'Baby' June (as Suzanne Cupito)
Ann Jillian ... 'Dainty' June (as Ann Jilliann)
Diane Pace Diane Pace ... 'Baby' Louise
Faith Dane Faith Dane ... Mazeppa
Roxanne Arlen ... Electra
Jean Willes ... Betty Cratchitt
George Petrie ... George
Ben Lessy ... Mervyn Goldstone
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Storyline

Mama Rose lives to see her daughter June succeed on Broadway by way of vaudeville. When June marries and leaves, Rose turns her hope and attention to her elder, less obviously talented, daughter Louise. However, having her headlining as a stripper at Minsky's Burlesque is not what she initially has in mind. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Taglines:

...The Girl Who Became The Greatest Show In Show Business See more »


Certificate:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The real Gypsy Rose Lee visited the set and gave Natalie Wood some tips on her stripping routines. See more »

Goofs

During 'Rose's Turn', after Rose sings, "Mamma's letting go," she puts her hands in front of her abdomen, then in the next shot, her hands are down. See more »

Quotes

Rose Hovick: Remember - you're a lady. You make them beg for more... and then don't give it to them!
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits are superimposed on a closed stage curtain, below which is an orchestra and conductor, performing the film's overture. The overture has been truncated from the stage version's original overture, but is otherwise quite faithful to it. See more »

Alternate Versions

The song "Together, Wherever We Go", along with the second duet part of "You'll Never Get Away from Me" was cut after the film was first released and was, for the most part, forgotten (both songs feature Karl Malden). it was supposed that all prints of these songs had disinigrated (the video version even says that they are no longer available). Recently, a film collector was found who had an old print of Gypsy with these songs intact but in very poor condition. They are included on the dvd in the "bonus" section. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Family Guy: Send in Stewie, Please (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Little Lamb
(1959) (uncredited)
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Performed by Natalie Wood
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A Missing Piece
18 August 2000 | by TonyTheBearSee all my reviews

After seeing many productions and the remake, I have to say Roz was my favorite Rose. My biggest disappointment comes from the foolish excising of "Together" from the film.

Even though the "lost" footage is added as an extra after the film on the DVD and Video, there is a verse missing. I was told that there are no more 35 mm prints in existence of this film but, I do not have statistics or proof to back this up but, I am sure there must be a copy of this film with the entire song in tact and Karl Malden's Verse in "You'll Never Get Away From Me." I have no clear reason as to why "Together..." was cut and I would like to know why but, I am in hopes it can be found somewhere and added in another video release undamaged.-Tony


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

6-Track Stereo (70 mm prints)| 4-Track Stereo (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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