Guys and Dolls

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August 21, 2017

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Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
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All the hot gamblers are in town, and they're all depending on Nathan Detroit to set up this week's incarnation of "The Oldest Established Permanent Floating Crap Game in New York"; 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; Police Lieutenant Brannigan, who always seems to appear at the wrong time; and the music/lyrics of Frank Loesser, and you've got quite a musical. Includes the songs: Fugue for Tinhorns, "Luck Be a Lady", "Sit Down, You're Rocking the Boat". Written by Syam Gadde <>

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Release Date:

16 January 1956 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Schwere Jungen, leichte Mädchen See more »

Box Office


$5,500,000 (estimated) See more on IMDbPro »

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Technical Specs


150 min | 152 min (with overture and exit music)

Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (Western Electric Sound System) (magnetic prints)| Mono (optical prints)


Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1 See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


Marlon Brando (Sky Masterson) and Frank Sinatra (Nathan Detroit) did not get along at all. The cast and crew were quickly divided between Brando's supporters (among them, director Joseph L. Mankiewicz and lead actress Jean Simmons) and Sinatra and his entourage. Eventually, Brando and Sinatra spoke to each other only through intermediaries. See more »


When Sky and Sarah are singing a duet while in Cuba, Sarah throws Sky's necktie over the side of his face. A moment later, Sky is removing the tie from the front of his face. See more »


Sky Masterson: We have time to catch the last plane back to New York.
Sergeant Sarah Brown: People miss planes. It happens.
Sky Masterson: Yeah? It also happens that people win with loaded dice.
Sergeant Sarah Brown: I know what I'm doing.
Sky Masterson: Do you, kid?
[kisses her nose]
Sky Masterson: I don't.
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Rebel Set (1992) See more »


Fugue for Tinhorns
(1950) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Sung by Stubby Kaye, Johnny Silver, and Danny Dayton
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