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"All The Heart and Happiness of The Broadway Play"
  • Approved
  • 1962
  • 2 hr 23 min
  • 7.1  (6,908)

Gypsy is a 1962 American musical comedy-drama film, based on the Broadway musical of the same name by Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim. The film was directed by Mervyn LeRoy, with a screenplay by Leonard Spigelgass, and starred Rosalind Russell, Natalie Wood, and Karl Malden. The film tells the story of Gypsy Rose Lee and her mother Rose, who together try to make it in the world of show business.

The film opens with a young Louise, who is living with her parents Rose and Herbie, traveling from town to town in a small-time vaudeville act. Rose dreams of her daughters becoming stars, but it is clear that Louise has no talent for singing or dancing. Rose decides to make Louise into a burlesque queen and renames her Gypsy Rose Lee.

As Gypsy grows in popularity, her relationship with her mother becomes increasingly strained. Gypsy longs for a more normal life and resents her mother for pushing her into show business. Meanwhile, Rose's obsession with fame and fortune drives her to sacrifice her relationship with Herbie, who loves her unconditionally but cannot stand to watch her manipulate her daughters.

Throughout the film, Gypsy's relationships with her mother, Herbie, and various love interests are explored. As she rises to fame, Gypsy begins to realize that she can never please her mother and that the only person she can truly rely on is herself.

The performances in Gypsy are all superb. Rosalind Russell is fantastic as Rose, bringing both humor and heartbreak to the role. Natalie Wood is also great as Gypsy, capturing both her vulnerability and her strength. Karl Malden rounds out the cast with an excellent performance as Herbie, the man caught between his love for Rose and his devotion to Louise.

The musical numbers in Gypsy are top-notch, including the iconic "Everything's Coming up Roses" and "Rose's Turn". Director Mervyn LeRoy expertly blends the music with the story, creating a seamless experience that will leave audiences humming the tunes long after the credits have rolled.

Overall, Gypsy is a must-see classic that tells a poignant and entertaining story about the highs and lows of show business and the complicated relationships between family members.

Gypsy is a 1962 comedy with a runtime of 2 hours and 23 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.1.

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    2 hr 23 min
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    7.1  (6,908)