U.S., 1955, 150 min, 2K DCP, Dir. Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Not rated but suitable for children, Park Circus
"The face-off between two of the biggest legends in American pop culture, Sinatra and Brando, is something to be relished. The showtunes are weapons-grade: especially "Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat", which never fails to get any audience on its feet. A must." —Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
Nathan Detroit (Frank Sinatra), the fixer of New York's longest established floating crap game, is feeling the heat on all sides. The cops are bearing down on him, his clientele have full wallets and itchy dice fingers, and his fiancée is demanding a wedding that's been 14 years in the making. Desperate for cash to arrange his next game, Nathan makes a sucker bet with travelling high-roller Sky Masterson (Marlon Brando): woo the leader of the local save-a-soul mission, or lose $1000. Both gambler and fixer get more than they bargained for when love and the law start to close in on their games and the stakes start to rise heavenward. Guys and Dolls is a grand old time at the movies featuring two of the hunkiest leading men to grace the silver screen.
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