Based on the popular Broadway musical, Guys And Dolls is a hugely entertaining musical with many of the brightest stars of the day, including Marlon Brando in his only musical role. 1950s New York: all the hot gamblers are in town, and they’re all depending on Nathan Detroit (Frank Sinatra) to set up the next game. The only problem? He needs money, and to get it, bets inveterate gambler Sky Masterson (Brando) that he can’t get a date with virtuous, demure Sarah Brown (Jean Simmons). Meanwhile Nathan’s longtime fiancée Adelaide (Vivian Blaine) is desperate for him to marry her so they can finally settle down. With serious star power, crackling dialogue and phenomenal songs (including ‘Sit Down You’re Rocking The Boat’) it’s classic Hollywood musical entertainment in this new restoration of the film.
The screening at 4:00pm on Sunday 1st December will be introduced by film lecturer David Leicester (with no ads and trailers).
Screening as part of BFI Musicals! The Greatest Show on Screen, a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery, BFI Film Audience Network and ICO. bfimusicals.co.uk