“One of these days in your travels, a guy is going to show you a brand-new deck of cards on which the seal is not yet broken. Then this guy is going to offer to bet you that he can make the jack of spades jump out of this brand-new deck of cards and squirt cider in your ear. But, son, do not accept this bet, because as sure as you stand there, you’re going to wind up with an ear full of cider.” Sky Masterson replied.
This is one of my most favorite musicals next to The Sound of Music and Fiddler on the Roof. I love the broadway play feel to the movie and I really like how Marlon Brando can actually sing in the movie. It has Frank Sinatra and Jean Simmons (Who also starred in an episode of Star Trek TNG: Drumhead) and Vivian Blaine. The movie takes place in New York where they have underground craps games all over.
The basic plot is this…Gambler Nathan Detroit (Frank Sinatra) 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 (Marlon Brando) that Sky cannot get virtuous Sarah Brown (Jean Simmons) 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 (Vivian Blaine), wants him to go legit and marry her.
I really, really enjoy the performances in this movie and the music is really great!
You can get the soundtrack on Amazon.
You can also find the soundtrack on Itunes.
I have just a few clips for you from this soundtrack.
Luck Be a Lady Tonight!
Images and Soundtrack
That’s it for today, see you thursday for another great soundtrack. Happy Listening!