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Encyclopedia > Hello, Dolly! (film)
Hello, Dolly!

Original film poster
Directed by Gene Kelly
Produced by Ernest Lehman
Written by Ernest Lehman
Starring Barbra Streisand
Walter Matthau
Michael Crawford
Louis Armstrong
Music by Jerry Herman
Cinematography Harry Stradling Sr.
Editing by William Reynolds
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date(s) 1969
Running time 145 min.
Country U.S.A.
Language English
IMDb profile

Hello, Dolly! is a 1969 American musical film, based on the Broadway production of the same name. Gene Kelly directed producer Ernest Lehman's screenplay. The cast included Barbra Streisand, Walter Matthau, Michael Crawford, Tommy Tune, Fritz Feld, and Louis Armstrong, whose recording of the title tune was a #1 hit in the mid-1960s. It was photographed in 65 mm Todd-AO by Harry Stradling Sr.. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 394 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (497 × 755 pixel, file size: 42 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Hello, Dolly! original film poster This image is of a poster, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher or the... Eugene Curran Kelly (August 23, 1912 – February 2, 1996), better known as Gene Kelly, was an American dancer, actor, singer, director, producer, and choreographer. ... Ernest Lehman (born December 8, 1915 in New York City - died July 2, 2005 in Los Angeles, California) was a successful screenwriter in Hollywood. ... Ernest Lehman (born December 8, 1915 in New York City - died July 2, 2005 in Los Angeles, California) was a successful screenwriter in Hollywood. ... Barbra Joan Streisand (born April 24, 1942) She is an American singer, theatre and film actress, composer, liberal political activist, film producer and director. ... Walter Matthau (October 1, 1920 – July 1, 2000) was an Academy Award-winning American comedy actor best-known for his role as Oscar Madison in The Odd Couple and his frequent collaborations with fellow Odd Couple star Jack Lemmon. ... Michael Crawford (right) as Frank Spencer in Some Mothers Do Ave Em Michael Crawford, OBE (born Michael Patrick Dumble-Smith, 19 January 1942 in Salisbury, Wiltshire), is an English actor and singer. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Jerry Herman Jerry Herman (born Gerald Herman on July 10, 1933 in New York City) is an American composer/lyricist of the Broadway musical theater. ... Harry Stradling Sr. ... There have been several historical figures named William Reynolds. ... Twentieth (20th) Century Fox Film Corporation (known from 1935 to 1985 as Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation) is one of the six major American film studios. ... // Cannes Film Festival opens, but closes in support of a French general strike without awarding any prizes. ... For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... // Cannes Film Festival opens, but closes in support of a French general strike without awarding any prizes. ... The musical film is a film genre in which several songs sung by the characters are interwoven into the narrative. ... Hello, Dolly! is a musical with lyrics and music by Jerry Herman and a book by Michael Stewart, based on Thornton Wilders 1938 farce The Merchant of Yonkers, which Wilder revised and retitled The Matchmaker in 1955. ... Eugene Curran Kelly (August 23, 1912 – February 2, 1996), better known as Gene Kelly, was an American dancer, actor, singer, director, producer, and choreographer. ... Ernest Lehman (born December 8, 1915 in New York City - died July 2, 2005 in Los Angeles, California) was a successful screenwriter in Hollywood. ... Sample from a screenplay, showing dialogue and action descriptions. ... Barbra Joan Streisand (born April 24, 1942) She is an American singer, theatre and film actress, composer, liberal political activist, film producer and director. ... Walter Matthau (October 1, 1920 – July 1, 2000) was an Academy Award-winning American comedy actor best-known for his role as Oscar Madison in The Odd Couple and his frequent collaborations with fellow Odd Couple star Jack Lemmon. ... Michael Crawford (right) as Frank Spencer in Some Mothers Do Ave Em Michael Crawford, OBE (born Michael Patrick Dumble-Smith, 19 January 1942 in Salisbury, Wiltshire), is an English actor and singer. ... Thomas James Tune (born February 28, 1939) is a famous actor, dancer, singer, and choreographer. ... Fritz Feld (October 15, 1900 – November 18, 1993) was a film actor. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Todd-AO was a widescreen film format developed in the mid 1950s. ... Harry Stradling Sr. ...


Ironically, Barbra Streisand lost the 1964 Tony Award (as a nominee for her role in Funny Girl) to Carol Channing, who originated the role of Dolly Levi in the Broadway production. 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... What is popularly called the Tony Award® but is formally the Antoinette Perry Award is an annual American award celebrating achievements in theater, including musical theater. ... Original cast album Funny Girl is a semi-biographical musical based on the life and career of Broadway and film star and comedienne Fanny Brice and her stormy relationship with entrepreneur and gambler Nicky Arnstein. ... Carol Elaine Channing (born on January 31, 1921 in Seattle, Washington) is an American singer and actress. ...

Contents

Synopsis

Set in 1890, the film tells the story of widowed matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi (Barbra Streisand), who travels from New York City to the suburb of Yonkers, New York to visit grumpy Horace Vandergelder (Horace Vandergelder), a prominent, wealthy bachelor and merchant who has decided he needs a wife to tend to himself and his home. While there, she convinces him - and his two stock clerks, Cornelius Hackl (Michael Crawford) and Barnaby Tucker (Danny Lockin), his niece Ermengarde (Joyce Ames), and her beau Ambrose Kemper (Tommy Tune) - to go to New York City. Dolly, who has decided to nab Vandergelder for herself, arranges a match between the two clerks and the woman Vandergelder had been courting, a milliner named Irene Molloy, and her shop assistant Minnie Fay. A web of complicated romantic entanglements ensues, culminating in a free-for-all at the elegant Harmonia Gardens restaurant. In the elaborate title number, as Dolly enters the restaurant, Louis Armstrong makes an appearance as a bandleader and sings along with Streisand. As the film ends, each character is matched with his or her ideal partner. New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A milliner is a person who designs, makes, or sells womens hats. ...


Musical numbers

  • "Call On Dolly"
  • "Just Leave Everything To Me"
  • "Main Titles"
  • "It Takes a Woman"
  • "It Takes a Woman (Reprise)"
  • "Put on Your Sunday Clothes"
  • "Ribbons Down My Back"
  • "Dancing"
  • "Before the Parade Passes By"
  • "Intermission"
  • "Elegance"
  • "Love Is Only Love"
  • "Hello, Dolly"
  • "It Only Takes a Moment"
  • "So Long, Dearie"
  • "Finale"
  • "End Credits"

Principal cast

DVD cover
  • Barbra Streisand .... Dolly Levi
  • Walter Matthau .... Horace Vandergelder
  • Michael Crawford .... Cornelius Hackl
  • Marianne McAndrew .... Irene Molloy
  • Danny Lockin .... Barnaby Tucker
  • E.J. Peaker .... Minnie Fay
  • Joyce Ames .... Ermengarde Vandergelder
  • Tommy Tune .... Ambrose Kemper
  • Judy Knaiz .... Gussie Granger/Ernestina Simple
  • David Hurst .... Rudolph Reisenweber
  • Fritz Feld .... Fritz, German waiter
  • Richard Collier .... Joe, Vandergelder's barber
  • J. Pat O'Malley .... Policeman in Park
  • Louis Armstrong .... Louis, Orchestra Leader

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Awards and nominations

Hello, Dolly! won the Academy Award for Best Art Direction, Best Music, Score of a Musical Picture (Original or Adaptation), and Best Sound. It also was nominated for Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Film Editing, and Best Picture. (Neither of the new songs Herman wrote for the movie, "Just Leave Everything to Me" and "Love is Only Love", which had been written for the stage version of Mame but cut before it opened, was cited.) Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... The Academy Awards are the oldest awards ceremony for achievements in motion pictures. ... The Academy Award for Original Music Score is presented to the best substantial body of music in the form of dramatic underscoring written specifically for the film by the submitting composer. ... The Academy Award for Sound Mixing is an Academy Award that recognizes the finest or most aesthetic sound mixing or recording, and is generally awarded to the production sound mixers and re-recording mixers of the winning film. ... The Academy Award for Best Cinematography is awarded each year to a cinematographer for his work in one particular motion picture. ... This Academy Award was first given for movies made in 1948 when separate awards were given for black-and-white and color movies. ... The Academy Award for Film Editing was first given for films issued in 1934. ... // The Academy Award for Best Motion Picture is one of the Academy Awards, awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which are voted on by others within the industry. ... MAME is an emulator application designed to recreate the hardware of arcade game systems in software, with the intent of preserving gaming history and preventing vintage games from being lost or forgotten. ...


The film received BAFTA nominations for Streisand and Matthau, art direction, and cinematography. It also received five Golden Globe nominations, as Best Picture (Musical or Comedy), and for Streisand, Kelly, and two for McAndrew, as Best Supporting Actress and Most Promising Newcomer. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organization that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ...


Critical reception

Although it was one of the top-grossing films of the year, it failed to recoup its $24 million cost. Critics panned the film as over-produced and too long, and much of the criticism was directed at Streisand, in part due to her age. However, when it was released on video in 1980, it earned $1,000,000 in sales, almost as much as The Sound of Music. [1] Rodgers and Hammersteins The Sound of Music is a 1965 film directed by Robert Wise and starring Julie Andrews in the lead role. ...


References

  • Hello, Dolly! at the Internet Movie Database
  • New York Times review
  • 2003 review of the DVD release
    1. ^ Konder, George C. Hello, Dolly!: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Album (CD Re-issue). Liner notes. Philips Records, 1994

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External links

  • Collection of reviews at rottentomatoes.com

 
 

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