3.24.2010

guys and dolls


the year: 1955

the genre: musical


the cast: Frank Sinatra (Nathan Detroit); Vivian Blaine (Miss Adelaide); Marlon Brando (Sky Masterson); Jean Simmons (Sarah Brown); Stubby Kaye (Nicely-Nicely Johnson)


the plot: All the hot gamblers are in town, and they're all depending on Nathan Detroit to set up his floating crap game. 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; and Police Lieutenant Brannigan, who always seems to appear at the wrong time and you've got quite a show.


count: the number of times Miss Adelaide sneezes


don’t miss: Benny Southstreet pleading the 5th Commandment.


check out: the fantastic gambler names (Harry the Horse, Society Max, Big Jule, Angie the Ox, and Liverlips Louie)


listen for: "These dice ain't got no spots!"



extra bonus points: if you know Sky Masterson's real name.

3 comments:

Erika said...

"We will leave you know, Big Jule." (Actually I DO know--aren't you shocked ;-)--but I don't want to steal ALL the bonus points. I will say this...it's Biblical!

Millie Motts said...

Answer: Obadiah.

bporter said...

Two words: Gideon Bibles