HELLO DOLLY! (Theatrical Release USA 1969)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.1|5.0 Stars ìììì

Hello Dolly!—great classic—worth a watch to see Barbara Streisand as Dolly, a matchmaker, singing and sending her vibrancy throughout every scene as she woos the stiff and difficult Horace Vandergelder (Walter Matthau)  into matrimony. It’s smart, witty in dialogue and story. The music is more than terrific. The film provides a great entertainment piece.  

Storyline

Horace Vandergelder hires a matchmaker to help him find a woman who can manage all the tasks unique to his home and to his position as owner of a hay, feed, and hardware store. Unknown to him, the matchmaker, Dolly Levi, has set her own sights on the goal of being his new wife.

Additional Thanks

Great Work for Director Gene Kelly. Thank you to Executive Producer Ernest Lehman for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Irene Molloy (Marianne McAndrews), Cornelius Hackl (Michael Crawford), Barnaby Tucker (Danny Lockin), Minnie Fay (E. J. Peaker), Ermengarde (Joyce Ames), and Ambrose Kemper (Tommy Tune).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. The movie is a fun romp through Yonkers while employing the talents of Matthau and Streisand at their best.

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