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Hello, Dolly! 1969 123movies

Hello, Dolly! 1969 123movies

Dec. 12, 1969146 Min.
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#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – A matchmaker named Dolly Levi takes a trip to Yonkers, New York to see the “well-known unmarried half-a-millionaire,” Horace Vandergelder. While there, she convinces him, his two stock clerks and his niece and her beau to go to New York City. In New York, she fixes Vandergelder’s clerks up with the woman Vandergelder had been courting, and her shop assistant (Dolly has designs of her own on Mr. Vandergelder, you see).
Plot: Dolly Levi is a strong-willed matchmaker who travels to Yonkers, New York in order to see the miserly “well-known unmarried half-a-millionaire” Horace Vandergelder. In doing so, she convinces his niece, his niece’s intended, and Horace’s two clerks to travel to New York City.
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I’d kinda like to see Barbra do this role now
The miscasting of Barbra Streisand is an interesting topic of discussion regarding this movie. She’s way too young, as everyone else has said; despite slight changes to the script and giving everyone the benefit of the doubt, it’s silly to think that a woman in her mid twenties would have built up both the social contacts and worldly sangfroid that the character possesses. That said, however, she does about as well as anyone could ask playing a role she was 3 decades too young for. The animosity between Barbra and Walter Matthau is another problem–they have no chemistry together whatsoever. While his annoyance with her at the beginning is believable, the turnabout at the end comes across completely false. Fortunately, the movie has many other charms to make up for that central problem.

My favorite part of the movie, and the heart of the film, is the “courtship” of Cornelius & Irene and Barnaby & Minnie Fay. Michael Crawford and the late Danny Lockin are absolutely adorable as Cornelius and Barnaby. The “Dancing” and “Elegance” numbers and the dinner scene at the Harmonia Gardens are worth the price of admission alone. Barbra plays better with the rest of the cast too; she’s more believable as a “woman of the world” when she’s with the younger cast members. The production design is wonderful as well. While the movie was outrageously expensive for its time, just about every dollar is visible on screen. The claustrophobic musicals they’ve made since the Seventies really look deficient when compared to the wide-open dance scenes and crowd shots in classic musicals like this one.

All in all, Hello, Dolly has much to offer. It’s not the best musical ever made by a long shot, but it’s undeniably fun to watch. It would be fun to see Barbra play the role now that she’s a more appropriate age for it. Unfortunately, she doesn’t do musicals anymore. Maybe Tyne Daly would take the part.

Review By: budikavlan Rating: 7 Date: 2003-10-17
Most high school drama departments could do better
It is hard to finish watching “Hello, Dolly!” without wanting to strangle director Gene Kelly, or at least sue him for malpractice.

The acting is generally atrocious. I hope this won’t hurt any of the actors’ feelings, those still alive, because glimpses of competence sneak into their performances now and then, presumably when Kelly wasn’t looking.

The most outrageously bad performance is delivered by E.J. Peaker, who seems to be delivering her lines on Laugh In or the Grand ‘Ole Opry. Several actors sometimes seem to have dubbed their lines in a studio. Tommy Tune would be lucky to pass a high school drama class with his wide-eyed, goofy performance. Even high schoolers wouldn’t ham it up so much.

The only relatively natural acting comes from Marianne McAndrew and Walter Matthau. I suspect Matthau wouldn’t let Kelly push him into an exaggerated performance. He probably could see what was coming, that the over-acting would be the film’s Achille’s heel. We don’t see the full Matthau edgy persona; he seems a bit distant. Matthew Crawford delivers the most amusing performance of the film.

When this movie came out, everyone was shocked and disappointed that they weren’t going to get to see Carol Channing play Dolly. Everyone in America knew the music, and many had the Broadway cast album, so Channing WAS Dolly. And everyone in America would have gone to see the movie if Channing were in it. Barbara Streisand, on the other hand, was too Sixties in most people’s mind to work, and not Matthau’s type.

The Broadway production was an enormous success. I don’t know why because I never saw it. There was the great music, some dancing, and the fantasy of traveling back 70 years to 1890s New York City.

Fantasies don’t need fancy sets; if anything, too much realism can interfere. And that’s one of the mistakes this movie makes. The sumptuous sets are among the most amazing ever created for a movie, but were a total waste of money. Guys and Dolls was set in NYC, but many of the movie sets were painted backdrops, and little of it looked realistic, but that didn’t stop it from being a great musical. Most musicals are that way, and for a reason: they are fantasies.

Most of the acting was stylized Broadway performances, which clashed with such realistic sets, and just didn’t fit a movie. Most of the performances and lines were rushed, which is a problem because the plot gets a bit complex in the beginning. Also, the scenes tend to shift without much connection or flow. It’s as though this was a multi-track recorded movie, with each person delivering their performances separately in a sound studio, without any real interaction. There is ZERO chemistry between all of the performers.

Early on, I thought to myself, they should have hired Ernest Lehman to write the script. So I checked, and, oops, they did! Lehman did the screen adaptation of The Sound of Music and wrote North by Northwest. He puts a lot of effort into his writing, so I have to believe this screenplay was as good an adaptation as you could get.

So what went wrong? The directing. Some directors leave actors alone, for the most part, and some give them specific instructions. Kelly must have pushed them into these exaggerated performances, and, I suspect, pushed hard. If he had allowed them to use their judgment and let them interact, the movie would have been much better.

I think Kelly had been a singer-dancer in too many mediocre musicals that he was told were masterpieces, like An American in Paris. So I think he came to believe that if you had lavish, colorful dance numbers and lots of good music the movie would be a big success. But several of the dance numbers are way over the top, as though he is trying to top Fred Astaire, and have little to do with the story. The dancing waiters during Hello Dolly remind me of the Mel Brooks parody, The Producers (the original with Zero Mostel), which was deliberately trying to be as tacky as possible.

Kelly was a pretty good actor, but not great. I guess most of his acting was just being Gene Kelly; perhaps that’s why he didn’t really know how to direct actors. Just guessing.

The bottom line is that a lot of individual elements of Hello, Dolly! are excellent, but the movie is less than the sum of it’s part.

== The story of Louis Armstrong’s hit recording of the title tune is interesting. As I recall, he recorded it in one take, never having heard the tune before, in a studio as a favor. It was released after the Broadway show premiered while Armstrong was on tour, and to his puzzlement, suddenly everyone was requesting he perform Hello, Dolly!, a song he barely remember recording. No one imagined the song would be a hit, including Armstrong, except perhaps the composer.

Armstrong re-recorded it in 1964, and, believe me, everyone heard that song on the radio a million times and was whistling the tune; it seemed they never got tired of it. Armstrong had a long career as the premiere jazz musician in America, as well as being a popular performer, but this one song brought him to the attention of a new generation and gave his career a second wind. It was not a sophisticated jazz performance, but I don’t think Satchmo minded; he always seemed to want to make music his audience would enjoy.

By the time the movie was finally released in 1969, the music had gotten a bit stale. The world had changed, and musical tastes had changed, too. I hope people today can forgive this movie its flaws so they can enjoy the delightful music.

Review By: dimplet Rating: 5 Date: 2011-07-28

Other Information:

Original Title Hello, Dolly!
Release Date 1969-12-12
Release Year 1969

Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 26 min (146 min)
Budget 24000000
Revenue 33208099
Status Released
Rated G
Genre Adventure, Comedy, Musical, Romance
Director Gene Kelly
Writer Michael Stewart (book), Thornton Wilder (based on “The Matchmaker” by), Ernest Lehman (written for the screen by)
Actors Barbra Streisand, Walter Matthau, Michael Crawford, Marianne McAndrew
Country USA
Awards Won 3 Oscars. Another 1 win & 13 nominations.
Production Company 20th Century Fox
Website N/A

Technical Information:

Sound Mix 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) (Westrex Recording System), Mono (35 mm prints), DTS 70 mm (70mm re-release)
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1 (35 mm prints), 2.39 : 1, 2.20 : 1 (negative ratio) (70 mm prints)
Camera N/A
Laboratory DeLuxe (color by) (as De Luxe)
Film Length 4,070 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 65 mm
Cinematographic Process Todd-AO (produced in) (as TODD-AO®)
Printed Film Format 35 mm, 70 mm, 8 mm (anamorphic)

Hello, Dolly! 1969 123movies
Hello, Dolly! 1969 123movies
Hello, Dolly! 1969 123movies
Hello, Dolly! 1969 123movies
Hello, Dolly! 1969 123movies
Hello, Dolly! 1969 123movies
Hello, Dolly! 1969 123movies
Hello, Dolly! 1969 123movies
Original title Hello, Dolly!
TMDb Rating 6.9 201 votes

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