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Guys and Dolls

Classic Broadway musical. Nathan Detroit, a gambler in need of cash, bets Sky Masterson that he will not get Sarah Brown, who works at the Save a Soul Mission, to go out on a date.

Lavish film version of the classic Broadway musical, based on Damon Runyon's short stories. A gambler in need of cash bets he can make any girl go to Havana with him. But his pals pick a girl at the Save a Soul Mission in need of recruiting sinners to her cause. Includes songs such as Adelaide's Lament and Sit Down, You're Rocking the Boat.

2 hours, 23 minutes

Last on

Boxing Day 2019 13:05

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:37

    Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons & Jay Blackton

    I'll Know

  • 01:10

    Frank Sinatra


  • 01:27

    Jean Simmons

    If I Were A Bell (From 'Guys and Dolls')

  • 01:34

    Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Jay Blackton

    A Woman In Love

  • 02:00

    Bobby Caldwell, Brian Setzer, Earl Rose, Frank Sinatra, Original Broadway Cast Recording

    Luck Be A Lady


Role Contributor
Sky Masterson Marlon Brando
Sarah Brown Jean Simmons
Nathan Detroit Frank Sinatra
Miss Adelaide Vivian Blaine
Lieutenant Brannigan Robert Keith
Nicely-Nicely Johnson Stubby Kaye
Big Jule BS Pully
Benny Southstreet Johnny Silver
Dancing Ensemble The Goldwyn Girls
Director Joseph L Mankiewicz
Harry the Horse Sheldon Leonard
Rusty Charlie Dan Dayton
Society Max George E Stone
Arvide Abernathy Regis Toomey
General Cartwright Kathryn Givney
Laverne Veda Ann Borg
Writer Joseph L Mankiewicz
Producer Samuel Goldwyn


  • Sun 13 Oct 1974 20:15
  • Christmas Day 1975 23:00
  • Thu 3 Nov 1977 21:00
  • Sun 22 Jul 2001 14:40
  • Sat 30 Nov 2002 15:40
  • Sat 3 Apr 2004 14:55
  • Christmas Eve 2013 13:50
  • Sat 18 Oct 2014 14:15
  • Sat 18 Oct 2014 16:05
  • Mon 22 Dec 2014 19:00
  • Fri 14 Aug 2015 22:30
  • Christmas Eve 2017 15:20
  • Christmas Day 2018 12:45
  • Boxing Day 2019 13:05

BBC Radio 3: In Tune

BBC Radio 3: In Tune

The cast of the musical at London's Cadogan Hall perform Guys and Dolls for BBC Radio 3.