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.
For the publicity value alone, Samuel Goldwyn decided early on that Marlon Brando and Jean Simmons would sing their own vocals. Ironically, amid all the critical attention paid to Brando's singing debut, no one at the time or since has taken issue with Simmons' vocals, which, despite a game and spirited effort, are noticeably off-key the majority of the time.
What brings all these senior delinquents together?
Nathan Detroit: They got lonely. How am I supposed to know?
Lieutenant Brannigan: And why are they all wearing red carnations?
Nathan Detroit: They are also all wearing pants.
Just after the sewer crap game, Nathan tells Adelaide that green and white are the Whitney colors. C.V. Whitney colors are light blue with brown cap. John Hay Whitney raced the Greentree Stable's horses under flamingo and pink colors.
$13,000,000 (USA) (31 December 1956)
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