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Dolly levi, an irrepressible matchmaker is determined to snag a tightfisted merchant from yonkers.


Studio Foxvideo
SKU 40223390
UPC 024543075790
UPC 14 00024543075790
Format DVD
Release Date 4/10/2007
Rating Rating
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Anamorphic Widescreen  2.35:1
Name Streisand,Barbra
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Name Gene Kelly
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Cast & Crew
Barbra Streisand - Actor
Michael Crawford - Actor
Tommy Tune - Actor
Walter Matthau - Actor
Thornton Wilder - Based On Play By
Harry Stradling Sr. - Cinematographer
Gene Kelly - Director
William Reynolds - Editor
Lennie Hayton - Musical Score
John DeCuir - Production Designer
Ernest Lehman - Writer
Oscar (1970) John DeCuir, et. al., Winner, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration,Lennie Hayton, Lionel Newman, Winner, Best Music, Score of a Musical Picture (Original or Adaptation),Jack Solomon, Murray Spivack, Winner, Best Sound,Ernest Lehman, Nominee, Best Picture,Harry Stradling, Sr., Nominee, Best Cinematography,Irene Sharaff, Nominee, Best Costume Design,William Reynolds, Nominee, Best Film Editing
Golden Globe (1970) Gene Kelly, Nominee, Best Director - Motion Picture,Barbra Streisand, Nominee, Best Motion Picture Actress - Musical/Comedy,Hello, Dolly!, Nominee, Best Motion Picture - Musical/Comedy,Marianne McAndrew, Nominee, Best Supporting Actress,Marianne McAndrew, Nominee, Most Promising Newcomer - Female
ReviewSource DVD Town
Review Once upon a time playwright Thornton Wilder wrote a sweet, innocent little romantic-comedy farce set in the 1880s called "The Merchant of Yonkers" (1938), which he later revised and retitled "The Matchmaker" (1954)...In 1963 the play's title was changed to "Hello, Dolly!" and along with the addition of lavish sets, costumes, music, and lyrics, it became the longest-running Broadway musical up until that time. It was a smash hit...Then, in 1969 Hollywood got hold of the musical, added even more performers, bigger sets, fancier costumes, and in what had to be one of the biggest casting blunders in the history of cinema (on a scale with putting Lucille Ball in "Mame" a few years later) signed a young Barbra Streisand to play the leading role...If one looks hard enough and listens long enough, one can still discern a few faint echoes of the sweet, innocent little romantic-comedy farce Wilder originally wrote, but such remnants are far and few between. Mainly, in "Hello, Dolly!" one gets to witness a huge, bloated, overly extravagant, big-screen spectacular and ponder the reasons why a young, attractive, and highly marriageable Dolly Levi would be chasing a middle-aged Walter Matthau as Vandergelder, unless she was only after his money. The mind boggles as the whole point of Wilder's tale is lost...Despite its being nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and winning for Sound, Music, and Art Direction, I have the feeling that "Hello, Dolly!" is one of those films from the late sixties that helped nail down the coffin lid on musicals. It's so extravagantly overproduced, most of the tunes so eminently forgettable, and the acting so overstated, it's a wonder the movie musical as a genre survived through "Cabaret" a few years later and was ever revived by "Moulin Rouge" and "Chicago." If you're a Streisand fan, the film is a must.
Reviewer John J. Puccio
ReviewRating 5
ReviewSource DVD Verdict
Review Jerry Herman's Hello Dolly! has been a staple on the musical theatre circuit for almost 40 years...With Hollywood desperate to keep this revenue generating genre alive, it was only a matter of time before Dolly would step in front of the camera. But who would play the starring role? Ms. Channing was out. The studios were notorious for passing over actors who originated roles on the Broadway stage--Mary Martin's role in The Sound of Music went to Julie Andrews, Julie's roles in My Fair Lady and Camelot went to Audrey Hepburn and Vanessa Redgrave respectively, and Angela Lansbury's role in Mame went to Lucille Ball. This time, a rising Broadway and recording star stepped into the spotlight and took command--both figuratively and literally. It seems Barbra's attention to detail created a number of rifts, most notably between herself and co-star Matthau, who did not approve of her backseat directing. However, despite the turmoil, Streisand--in collaboration with such power players as screenwriter/producer Ernest Lehman (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), Broadway choreographer Michael Kidd (Guys and Dolls), and the immortal actor/director Gene Kelly (Singin' in the Rain)--would produce a final product bigger and bolder than anything Hollywood had ever brought from the stage...Streisand does not and cannot carry the picture on her own. A strong supporting ensemble turns in marvelous performances by the world's most loveable curmudgeon, the late great Walter Matthau and a young, comedic Michael Crawford (Broadway's Phantom of the Opera), who at the time was England's version of Dick Van Dyke...Hello Dolly helped define the phrase "feel good film." With luscious musical numbers, hundreds upon hundreds of extras, and a story that is both engaging and a trifle thought provoking (for those seeking their own path in life), you can't go wrong.
Reviewer Michael Stailey
ReviewRating 9
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Product Attributes
Actor Streisand,Barbra
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Audrey Rock-Richardson, Tooele Transcript-Bulletin This is the movie that established Barbra as truly incomparable.
Keith Allen, MovieRapture ...a delightful, colorful, energetic of the most visually arresting movies I have ever seen.
Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide Splashy treatment of smash Broadway play with Jerry Herman's popular score.
Lisa Zlotnick, DVD Fanatic ...a timeless of the best movie musicals...
Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan Splashy Kelly production...[Streisand is] stunning.

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