Hello hello dear friends and readers from everywhere; especially, from the US, Germany, the UK, Canada, Switzerland, n Mexico 😉
My dear 1Zumba friend, there has been many changes lately, I know that for sure, but it is good to keep your style, coz this what makes you stand out among others, if you know what I mean. 😀
I’m thinking why only few movie musicals attract the crowds. Probably, when it is done so uniquely as this one, it captures your full attention, and gets your real admiration.
I couldn’t leave the room, until the very end. Although it’s a classic musical movie, produced years ago, but yet it was still a masterpiece without doubt, or at least that was how I felt about it.
Watching that movie made wonder how many awards it got. Every single person in that great movie was a real performer and a star without doubt.
Even the few moments during which Louis Armstrong appeared were exceptional. Wow! What a cast, what a choreography, music, decoration, sound, voice, camera rolling, directing! Everything seemed perfect!
I thought the thrill I had when I was a kid, watching that movie, would never happen to me again, but, it was as if I was watching it for the first time. It gave me all the excitement in the world. In fact, the pleasure I had before was less than what I had yesterday. For now being an adult, I can understand more all the efforts and work that were put into that kind of project, to come up with such a stunning musical movie.
The camera never had to follow a single person all the time, and when it was departing the scenes, it was the most smooth and tender closing away from it.
I just love it and willing to see ita thousand times again. What can I say? It was love at first sight, so it grew up with me, I guess.
Oh! I never told you the name yet. It’s called “Hello Dolly”. Sure you know it, and sure you watched it many times as I did, and certainly you appreciate it, like any other person who appreciates art and originality.
Box office: The film grossed $33.2 million at the box office in the United States, earning a theatrical rental (the distributor’s share of the box office after deducting the exhibitor’s cut) of $15.2 million, ranking it in the top five highest-grossing films of the 1969–1970 season. In total, it earned $26 million in theatrical rentals for Fox, against its $25.335 million production budget. Despite performing well at the box office, it still lost its backers an estimated $10 million.
- Barbra Streisand as Dolly Levi
- Walter Matthau as Horace Vandergelder
- Michael Crawford as Cornelius Hackl
- Marianne McAndrew as Irene Molloy
- E. J. Peaker as Minnie Fay
- Danny Lockin as Barnaby Tucker
- Joyce Ames as Ermengarde Vandergelder
- Tommy Tune as Ambrose Kemper
- Judy Knaiz as Gussie Granger; Ernestina Semple
- David Hurst as Rudolph Reisenweber
- Fritz Feld as Fritz, German waiter
- Richard Collier as Joe, Vandergelder’s barber
- J. Pat O’Malley as Policeman in park
- Louis Armstrong as Orchestra leader
- Tucker Smith (uncredited) as Dancer
- Jennifer Gan (uncredited) as Miss Bolivia