Hello, Dolly! 50th Anniversary (1969) presented by TCM
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- Barbra Streisand
- Walter Matthau
- Michael Crawford
- Marianne McAndrew
- Danny Lockin
- E.J. Peaker
- Joyce Ames
- Tommy Tune
- Judy Knaiz
- David Hurst
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I've seen it over 100 times. forgot how grand the big screen is
They just don’t make them like that anymore!!! Very fun!!!
Dolly lost a fortune and helped to all but kill the genre, yet this famed musical adaptation of Thornton Wilder's The Matchmaker is more fun than its rep indicates. [15 Nov 2005, p.8D]
The choreography, the performances, the set decoration, the dialogue, everything about Hello, Dolly! is played directly to the back row of the theater, which would be fine on the stage, but on anamorphic widescreen close-ups tends to be more frightening than mirthful.
By the time Streisand takes over the entire movie with the title number, in which the massive waitstaff of an upscale restaurant gathers to sing and dance her praises, I couldn’t help but wonder what all the fuss was about.