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sku: XRI 567D
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 2 hours, 23 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: December 1, 1962
- Originally Released: 1962
- Label: Warner Home Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: 2 0uttake Musical Numbers: You'll Never Get Away from Me (Duet Version) and Together Wherever We Go
- Oscar-Nominated Cartoon The Pied Piper of Guadalupe
- Theatrical Trailer
- Dual Layer
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround - English
- Subtitles - English, French
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Rosalind Russell, Natalie Wood & Karl Malden|
|Performer:||Paul Wallace, Betty Bruce, Harvey Korman, Parley Baer, Ann Jillian, Harry Shannon & Morgan Brittany|
|Directed by||Mervyn LeRoy|
|Edited by||Philip W. Anderson|
|Screenwriting by||Leonard Spigelgass|
|Composition by||Jule Styne & Stephen Sondheim|
|Produced by||Mervyn LeRoy|
|Director of Photography:||Harry Stradling Sr.|
Rating: C+ -- A bloated musical that is far from great and more like average. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Rating: 2/5 -- An annoying musical.
Reno News and Review
Rating: 3/4 -- Even when it's not quite running on all cylinders, LeRoy's Gypsy is never less than cute, and sometimes, it's a good deal more. [Blu-ray] Full Review
Rating: 4/5 -- Entertaining adaptation of the Broadway musical.
Rating: 2/5 -- You'll be swell, you'll be great...not! Full Review
Rating: B- -- Mervyn LeRoy's screen version of the popular musical is passably entertaining, due to Rosalind Russell's turn as Mama Rose, but something is missing Full Review
Rosalind Russell strenuously overacts in the central role of a backstage mama whose tenacity is tigerish. Full Review
This stellar Broadway play from Arthur Laurent, Jule Styne, and Stephen Sondheim ranks as one of the great pieces of American musical theater. The play and the subsequent film feature the enormously popular "Everything Is Coming Up Roses" and also includes "Small World," "All I Need Is the Girl," "You Gotta Have a Gimmick," "Let Me Entertain You," "Broadway, Broadway," and a half dozen others. The story follows the life of Rose Louise Hovick, the infamous queen of burlesque. Mama Rose, played by Rosalind Russell, propelled by the fame she never achieved, is determined to make her two daughters vaudeville stars whether they like it or not. Her bets rest with the older daughter, June, until June strikes off on her own, putting all the pressure on Louise (Natalie Wood), who isn't particularly interested in her mother's aspirations. At the same time, the world of vaudeville is decaying slowly around them, with many of the stages turning to burlesque acts. In a spontaneous move, Louise creates her own strip show onstage, and even though Louise doesn't display any skin, the act catches on fire. Actresses Russell and Wood pull off the difficult dramatic roles, but the real charm of the film rests in the excellent soundtrack.
This Mervyn LeRoy gem is a colorful adaptation of the Broadway play about the early life of the queen of burlesque, Gypsy Rose Lee. After years of putting her own ambitions on hold to raise a family, Mama Rose attempts to make her young daughters vaudeville stars.
Dance | Family Interaction | Racy | Personal Triumph | Character Study | Showbiz | Theatrical Release
- The film was remade for television in 1993, starring Bette Midler.
- Jerome Robbins choreographed the original stage musical. His work was adapted by Robert Tucker for the film version.