Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Musical
In New York, a gambler is challenged to take a cold female missionary to Havana, but they fall for each other, and the bet has a hidden motive to finance a crap game.
Both Vivian Blaine (Adelaide) and B.S. Pully (Big Jule) appeared previously in Greenwich Village (1944). In that earlier film, though playing a character similar to "Big Jule," Pully managed to sing and dance, to the delight of the movie audience.
Sergeant Sarah Brown:
That bacardi flavor, it certainly makes a difference, doesn't it?
Sky Masterson: Oh, yeah. Nine times out of ten.
Sergeant Sarah Brown: You know, this would be a wonderful way to get children to drink milk!
When Sky and Sarah are singing a duet while in Cuba, Sarah throws Sky's necktie over the side of his face. A moment later, Sky is removing the tie from the front of his face.
A Woman in Love
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Played during the opening credits and sung by an offscreen chorus
Reprised in Spanish by an unidentified man in Havana
Played by the band in the Havana restaurant
Sung by Renee Renor in the Havana restaurant
Danced by patrons of the restaurant, including Marlon Brando and Jean Simmons
Sung by Marlon Brando and Jean Simmons back in New York
Played as background music at the wedding
$13,000,000 (USA) (31 December 1956)
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