The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown is Damon
Runyons colorful depiction of those New York City days when men carried
Betsys and bet their potatoes. It was originally adapted for the stage as
Guys and Dolls with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser. In 1955, MGM
released the film version. The latter, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz,
features an all-star cast: Marlon Brando as the sinner-turned-saint Sky
Masterson, Frank Sinatra as the high rolling, crap-shoot organizer Nathan
Detroit, and Jean Simmons (who won a Golden Globe for best actress) as the
feisty missionary worker Sarah Brown. The films soundtrack includes such
notable songs as Luck Be a Lady and Sit Down, Youre
Rockin the Boat.
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