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Guys and Dolls is a musical film produced by Samuel Goldwyn based on the 1950 Broadway musical and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. The film is composed by various songs among them “Pet Me Poppa”, “A woman in love” and “Adelaide”. The film is plotted in a thin pretext with several songs, music and dances giving it a superb feature as one watches the gamblers and other criminal activities in the film (Tikim par. 2).
The film is appealing to the public probably making it popular among high school and community theatres by its myriad of humor and fun. It kicks off with the audience favorite song “Fugue for Tinhorns” which creates the mood for the film through the horse races and the gambling. Although the film starts with familiar song and entertaining dances, most of the songs are not recognized by the audience, for instance, “Tonight Luck Be lady Tonight”, I were a Bell” do not entertain the audience following their rhythms and plot in the production of the film. The performances of the dancers are excellent with dissatisfaction arising from the type of songs (Tikim par. 2).
The most enduring part of the film is the music and lyrics by Frank Loesser which gives it quality production. For instance, “I’ll know”, and “the oldest established’’ are both flowing romantic scenes in night clubs which may divert attentions of the audience who may not be keen in following the film. Audiences who enjoy musicals will find an entertainment and appreciate “Guys and Dolls” with songs staying with the viewer and calling for constant viewing (Tikim, par. 2).
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