Classic Film Version of Guys and Dolls Streams Free this Weekend

Classic Film Version of Guys and Dolls Streams Free this Weekend

Winner of the Golden Globe for Best Picture, the classic 1955 MGM film adaptation of the Broadway hit "Guys and Dolls" will be streaming all weekend for free.

The show premiered on Broadway in 1950 and ran for more than 1,200 performances. While never filmed live on stage professionally, the film serves as the closest representation of the original Broadway run featuring the same creatives as the stage run.

The film adaptation has music, lyrics, and book from the original 1950 stage production, helmed by Frank Loesser, Jo Swerling, and Abe Burrows. While some songs were omitted from the film (such as "A Bushel and a Peck", and "My Time of Day"), they are featured as background music in the film.

"Guys and Dolls" famously stars Frank Sinatra, Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, and Vivian Blaine.

Here's how to stream Guys and Dolls this weekend:



Gambler Nathan Detroit has few options for the location of his big craps game. Needing $1,000 to pay a garage owner to host the game, Nathan bets Sky Masterson that Sky cannot get virtuous Sarah Brown out on a date.

Despite some resistance, Sky negotiates a date with her in exchange for bringing people into her mission. Meanwhile, Nathan's longtime fiancée, Adelaide, wants him to go legit and marry her.

The film will be streaming this month for free in the US through TUBI TV. The stream will be available until September 30th and can be accessed through our list of free musicals and plays.



In his 5-star review for The Guardian, Peter Bradshaw said: "The face-off between two of the biggest legends in American pop culture, Sinatra and Brando, is something to be relished, although the roles are perhaps a little too atypical for each for the pairing itself to be legendary as the individuals. But still, what a joy it always is."

A not-very-successful Broadway revival of the musical opened in 2009 starring Oliver Platt as Nathan Detroit, Lauren Graham, in her Broadway debut, as Adelaide, Craig Bierko as Sky, and Kate Jennings Grant as Sarah. A new immersive production is expected to open next year at London's Bridge Theatre, to be directed by Nicholas Hytner.