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Guys and Dolls (3-Nov-1955)

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Writer: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

From story: The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown by Damon Runyon

From a play: Guys and Dolls by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows

Music and Lyrics by: Frank Loesser

Producer: Samuel Goldwyn

Keywords: Musical Comedy, Wager

Nathan Detroit runs the "Oldest Established Permanent Floating Crap Game in New York", but needs a quick $1000 to situate it at the Biltmore Garage. He bets Sky Masterson that he can take Sarah Brown, no-nonsense Salvation Army missionary, on a date to Havana. It is a bit daft to cast Marlon Brando in a lead singing role; despite this, an excellent Broadway adaptation.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Vivian Blaine
21-Nov-1921 9-Dec-1995 Guys and Dolls
Veda Ann Borg
11-Jan-1915 16-Aug-1973 The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer
Marlon Brando
3-Apr-1924 1-Jul-2004 A Streetcar Named Desire
Stubby Kaye
11-Nov-1918 14-Dec-1997 Guys and Dolls
Robert Keith
10-Feb-1896 22-Dec-1966 Guys and Dolls
Sheldon Leonard
22-Feb-1907 10-Jan-1997 Nick the Bartender
Jean Simmons
31-Jan-1929 22-Jan-2010 Guys and Dolls
Frank Sinatra
12-Dec-1915 14-May-1998 It's Frank's world, we just live in it
Regis Toomey
13-Aug-1898 12-Oct-1991 Burke's Law


Marlon Brando   ...   Sky Masterson
Jean Simmons   ...   Sarah Brown
Frank Sinatra   ...   Nathan Detroit
Vivian Blaine   ...   Miss Adelaide
Robert Keith   ...   Lt. Brannigan
Stubby Kaye   ...   Nicely-Nicely Johnson
B. S. Pully   ...   Big Jule
Johnny Silver   ...   Benny Southstreet
Regis Toomey   ...   Arvide Abernathy
Sheldon Leonard   ...   Harry the Horse
Dan Dayton   ...   Rusty Charlie
Veda Ann Borg   ...   Laverne
Kathryn Givney   ...   Gen. Cartwright
The Goldwyn Girls   ...   Themselves
George E. Stone   ...   Society Max
Mary Alan Hokanson   ...   Agatha
Joe McTurk   ...   Angie the Ox
Kay Kuter   ...   Calvin
Stapleton Kent   ...   Mission Member
Renee Renor   ...   Cuban Singer


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