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zmu| Gypsy
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1962
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Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Screenplay: Arthur Laurents, Gypsy Rose Lee, Leonard Spigelgass
Producer: Mervyn LeRoy
Cast: Rosalind Russell, Natalie Wood, Karl Malden, Paul Wallace, Betty Bruce
Genre: Comedy

Running Time: 143
Aspect Ratio:  2.35:1 (NTSC Widescreen)
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English, French
Features:
Studio:  Warner Home Video DVD Region:  1 Unrated
DVD Release:  May 2000 Discs:  1 (DVD) [$14.98]
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Reviews:  Widely considered, top to bottom, one of the finest musicals in Broadway history, "Gypsy" got lucky in its film version. Granted, Rosalind Russell doesn't have the bell-ringing voice one craves for in "Everything's Coming Up Roses," but as a domineering stage mom, she's truly fearsome. Trouping through vaudeville with her is her daughter, the future celebrity stripper Gypsy Rose Lee, played by Natalie Wood in all her youthful lusciousness. The production is studio-bound, but this actually fits the unreal show-biz world depicted. The Jule Styne-Stephen Sondheim score has no weak spots, and some of the burlesque numbers ("Let Me Entertain You" and the riotous "You Gotta Get a Gimmick") are so authentic, you'd swear they were at least 100 years old. "Gypsy" is one of those big, somewhat stately musicals that does satisfying credit to its stage origins; no cinematic ground-breaking here, but a swell way to spend a rainy afternoon. "--Robert Horton"


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