Hello, Dolly!

Hello, Dolly!

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Director: Gene Kelly

Cast: Barbra Streisand, Walter Matthau, Michael Crawford

     
 

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Gene Kelly's 1969 musical comedy Hello Dolly! comes to DVD from 20th Century Fox Home Video with a widescreen anamorphic transfer. Audio is presented in Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo in English and Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono is Spanish and French. Subtitles are available in English and Spanish. Closed captions are also accessible. Special features include theatricalSee more details below

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Overview

Gene Kelly's 1969 musical comedy Hello Dolly! comes to DVD from 20th Century Fox Home Video with a widescreen anamorphic transfer. Audio is presented in Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo in English and Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono is Spanish and French. Subtitles are available in English and Spanish. Closed captions are also accessible. Special features include theatrical trailers and the original 1969 behind-the-scenes featurette. This disc is recommended for fans of Barbara Streisand's movie musicals.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
Produced for a then-astronomical 24 million dollars, Hello, Dolly!'s disappointing box-office performance temporarily tarnished the promising career of Barbra Streisand. However, while the star is clearly too young for the role, the main problem with the film is that the source material did not transfer well from the stage to the screen. Director Gene Kelly's work lacks spark and inspiration and Michael Kidd's choreography, though energetic, comes across as forced. Part of the problem is the budget, every bit of which shows up onscreen. The impressive physical production slows the pace and weighs down what is essentially a light, airy confection. Still, the movie does have a number of high points. Streisand sounds marvelous in the musical numbers, making the most of Jerry Herman's simple, hummable songs. Her performance of "So Long Dearie," in particular, is exciting, and if the title number goes on a bit too long, it still features the incomparable Louis Armstrong in a cameo. Co-star Walter Matthau is an odd choice for the male lead in a musical, but he pulls it off. The rest of the cast, including Michael Crawford and Tommy Tune, are amiable and agreeable. While the movie may not have deserved its Oscar nomination for Best Picture, it's still a pleasant, if somewhat dull, divertissement.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/19/2003
UPC:
0024543075790
Original Release:
1969
Rating:
G
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
2:28:00
Sales rank:
10,864

Special Features

Closed Caption; [None specified]

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Barbra Streisand Dolly Levi
Walter Matthau Horace Vandergelder
Michael Crawford Cornelius Hackl
Louis Armstrong Orchestra Leader
Marianne McAndrew Irene Molloy
E.J. Peaker Minnie Fay
Danny Lockin Barnaby Tucker
Joyce Ames Ermengarde
Tommy Tune Ambrose Kemper
Judy Knaiz Gussie Granger
David Hurst Rudolph Reisenweber
Richard Collier Vandergelder's Barber
J. Pat O'Malley Policeman In Park
Fritz Feld Fritz, the German waiter
Harry Monty Actor
Ralph Roberts Policeman
Jim Hutchinson Actor

Technical Credits
Gene Kelly Director
L.B. Abbott Special Effects
Herman A. Blumenthal Production Designer
Raphael Bretton Production Designer,Set Decoration/Design
Alexander Courage Musical Arrangement
Art Cruickshank Special Effects
John De Cuir Production Designer
Roger Edens Associate Producer
Lennie Hayton Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Jerry Herman Score Composer,Songwriter
George James Hopkins Production Designer,Set Decoration/Design
John D. Jefferies Set Decoration/Design
Michael Kidd Choreography
Emil Kosa Special Effects
Ernest Lehman Producer,Screenwriter
Lionel Newman Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
William H. Reynolds Editor
Walter Scott Production Designer,Set Decoration/Design
Irene Sharaff Costumes/Costume Designer
Jack Martin Smith Production Designer
Harry Stradling Cinematographer
Dan Striepeke Makeup

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. "Just Leave Everything to Me"
2. Main Titles
3. Vandergelder's Feed and Hay
4. "It Takes a Woman"
5. "It Takes a woman (Reprise)"
6. Let's Elope!
7. "Out There"
8. "Put on Your Sunday Clothes"
9. Irene Molloy
10. "Ribbons Down My Back"
11. Mr. Vandergelder Arrives
12. "Dancing"
13. "Before the Parade Passes By"
14. Intermission
15. Out for Dinner
16. "Elegance"
17. "Love Is Only Love"
18. Harmonia Gardens
19. Dolly Is Coming!
20. The Truth
21. "Hello, Dolly!"
22. The Dance Competition
23. "It Only Takes a Moment"
24. "So Long, Dearie"
25. Dolly's Decision
26. "Finale"
27. End Titles
28. Exit Music

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