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Hello, Dolly!

  • Drama
  • Music
  • 1969
  • Gene Kelly
  • 139 mins
  • U

Summary

Oscar-winning musical directed by Gene Kelly and starring Barbra Streisand and Walter Matthau. A professional matchmaker in turn-of-the-20th-century New York falls for wealthy businessman Horace Vandergelder. When he rejects her, she weaves a complicated plot to land her man.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

Despite the casting of an underage Barbra Streisand as merry matchmaker Dolly Levi, this lavish 20th Century-Fox movie version of the long-running Broadway hit is a wondrous treat under Gene Kelly's expert direction. Indeed, it now looks like the virtual last gasp of the great era of costly Hollywood musicals - the movie flopped at the box office. However, among the shining stars on parade are Britain's own Michael Crawford and the man who had taken the title song to number one in the US charts five years earlier, Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong. The design, use of colour and, particularly, the marvellous score are quite breathtaking, and the film won three Oscars.

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Credits

Cast

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Dolly LeviBarbra Streisand
Horace VandergelderWalter Matthau
Cornelius HacklMichael Crawford
Orchestra leaderLouis Armstrong
Irene MolloyMarianne McAndrew
Minnie FayE J Peaker
Barnaby TuckerDanny Lockin
ErmengardeJoyce Ames
Ambrose KemperTommy Tune
Gussie GrangerJudy Knaiz
Rudolph ReisenweberDavid Hurst
FritzFritz Feld

Crew

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DirectorGene Kelly

Details

Theatrical distributor
20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd
Languages
English
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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