Guys and Dolls

Part of The Films of Frank Sinatra
Sunday, August 28, 2011, 7:00 p.m.

Dir. Joseph. L. Mankiewicz. 1955, 150 mins.

With Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons. This strange brew of stylized pastels, CinemaScope photography, and Method acting features Sinatra and Brando as hardluck hoods. Despite the fact that the non-singing Brando was given the lead musical role, and Sinatra was oddly cast as Nathan Detroit, who was gruff and clearly Jewish in the stage version, the film retains the charm of the Damon Runyan stories it was based on.

Free with Museum admission

Guys and Dolls trailer