Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra
Two of the most iconic legends from old Hollywood, Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra, star in the wonderful 1955 film Guys and Dolls. Directed by one of the greatest directors ever, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, the film’s cast also includes Jean Simmons, Vivian Blaine, Robert Keith, and Stubby Kaye.
As likable as Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra always seem (to me anyway) to have been, they apparently didn’t get along whatsoever. It seems they didn’t get off on the right foot, and things kind of went downhill from there. Doesn’t seem to be a hideous feud… just two ridiculously talented, bright, and headstrong men who didn’t see eye to eye.
The strained relationship certainly didn’t affect their performances (professionals always find a way to get the job done!) and the film is truly extraordinary. I think I fall more in love with it each time I watch it. Truth be told, however, Frank Sinatra is such a favorite that I could watch anything he’s in and declare it a classic.
Guys and Dolls is available on dvd and Blu-Ray (Amazon link) or you can watch the movie on Prime Video.
Frank Sinatra and Marlon Brando, Guys and Dolls