Grand Musical Matinee: Guys & Dolls
July 18 @ 1:00 pm
$6.00 Matinee Admission
On the Coastal Eye Care screen
Guys & Dolls – (1955. US. 2 hrs, 30 min. Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. NR.)
Based on the Frank Loesser 1950 stage musical “Guys and Dolls,” which was based on the short story “The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown” by Damon Runyon in Collier’s (28 Jan 1933), the movie is a combination of great music and dance combined with two fifties pop culture icons- Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra. The two Hollywood legends plus Jean Simmons and Vivian Blaine (from the original Broadway cast) are dazzling in this masterpiece, featuring hits like “Luck Be a Lady” and “A Woman in Love.” The slickest big-time New York City gamblers, Sky Masterson (Brando) and Nathan Detroit (Sinatra), can’t resist making or taking a bet on anything. So when a pretty missionary (Simmons) sets up shop in the neighborhood, Nathan stakes a grand that Sky can’t seduce her. But all bets are off when Sky falls madly in lovein this romantic musical spectacular that sets the Big Apple afire with excitement! With Stubby Kaye and Sheldon Leonard.