1 blu-ray disc (149 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Based upon the play "Guys and Dolls," book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, from a Damon Runyon story produced on the stage by Cy Feuer and Ernest H. Martin.
Special features: Two "Guys and dolls" documentaries: The Goldwyn touch and From stage to screen. More "Guys and dolls" stories; Musical performances ; theatrical trailer.
Director of photography, Harry Stradling ; film editor, Daniel Mandell ; dances and musical numbers arranged by Michael Kidd ; production design, Oliver Smith ; costume design, Irene Sharaff ; music conducted by Jay Blackton ; background music adapted by Cyril J. Mockridge ; special photographic effects, Warren Newcombe ; art director, Joseph Wright .
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), George E. Stone (Society Max), Veda Ann Borg (Laverne), Kathryn Givney (General Cartwright), The Goldwyn Girls.
Date/Time and Place of Event
Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1955.
Times Square is all a bustle with petty crooks, lazy cops, and especially, gamblers. Gamblers are everywhere, but Nathan Detroit--who maintains the "Oldest Established Permanent Floating Crap Game in New York"--Is short the $1000 he needs to secure a site for a fleet of big players coming into town. Nathan's other problem is his burlesque showgirl fiancée, Miss Adelaide. Her fourteen-year long engagement and Nathan's failure to give up the gambling racket as he promised have given her a permanent, psychosomatic cold. When Sky Masterson, with a reputation as a fast and loose bettor, arrives in New York Nathan devises a plan. Nathan bets Sky that Sky won't be able to convince Sergeant Sarah Brown, local Salvation Army Sergeant and goody two shoes extraordinaire, to go to Havana for dinner. Sky only has 24 hours to succeed or sacrifice the cash. What he doesn't count on is losing his heart as well. Thus, the die is cast, the fates engaged, as songs, dance, and old-fashioned gambling good fun ensue.
MPAA Rating: Not Rated; Canadian Home Video Rating: PG.
Blu-ray; 1080p high definition 16x9 2.55:1, DTS-HD master audio English 5.1.
In English with optional subtitles in French or Spanish.
Winner, 1956 Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture, Musical/Comedy; Best Motion Picture Actress, Musical/Comedy--Jean Simmons.