Guys and Dolls


Plot – Nathan Detroit is the owner of a gambling house who constantly has to change venues to escape police checks. At the last change, he is forced to pay one thousand dollars upfront to the owner of a club. On Broadway Nathan meets ‘Heaven’ Masterson, an inveterate gambler, and bets him a thousand dollars that he will not be able to invite Sara Brown, a girl who belongs to the Salvation Army, to dinner in Cuba. ‘Heaven’ manages to convince the girl with the promise of bringing many penitents to the next religious meeting and soon Sara falls for him. When they return from their Cuban holiday the two find the congregation venues occupied by Nathan’s gambling den.

Movie Info

Title Guys and Dolls

Year 1955

Director Joseph L. Mankiewicz


Top 8 Quotes of “Guys and Dolls” Movie

“I’ve always been a bad guy, and a badgambler. From now on, I would like to be a good guy, and a good gambler. I thank you.”
Johnny Silver – Benny Southstreet

“It is my understanding that the Constitution of the United States allows everybody the free choice between cheesecake and strudel.”
Marlon Brando – Sky Masterson

“- Sarah Brown: That bacardi flavor, it certainly makes a difference, doesn’t it?
– Sky Masterson: Oh, yeah. Nine times out of ten.
– Sarah Brown: You know, this would be a wonderful way to get children to drink milk!”
Jean Simmons – Sarah Brown
Marlon Brando – Sky Masterson

“- Nathan Detroit: I have been running the crap game since I was a juvenile delinquent.
– Miss Adelaide: Speaking of chronic conditions, happy anniversary.”
Frank Sinatra – Nathan Detroit
Vivian Blaine – Miss Adelaide

“Well, I used to be bad when I was a kid, but ever since then I’ve gone straight, as has been proved by my record: Thirty-three arrests and no convictions!”
B.S. Pully – Big Jule

“- Sergeant Sarah Brown: You want to take me to dinner in Havana, Cuba?
– Sky Masterson: Well, they eat in Cuba the same as we do.”
Jean Simmons – Sarah Brown
Marlon Brando – Sky Masterson

“- Arvide Abernathy: I never saw until now how much in love with him you are.
– Sarah Brown: I’ll get over it.
– Arvide Abernathy: Why would anyone want to get over the one thing you hope for from the minute you’re born and remember until the day you die?
– Sarah Brown: I’ll get over it.
– Arvide Abernathy: Why? Because it’s the greatest reward…”

Regis Toomey – Arvide Abernathy
Jean Simmons – Sarah Brown

“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,…”
Marlon Brando – Sky Masterson