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Plot: Mama Rose lives to see her daughter June succeed on Broadway by way of vaudeville. When June marries and leaves, Rose turns her hope and attention to her elder, less obviously talented, daughter Louise. However, having her headlining as a stripper at Minsky's Burlesque is not what she initially has in mind.
Runtime: 143 min
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars. 1 win & 13 nominations total
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Writer: Arthur Laurents, Gypsy Rose Lee, Leonard Spigelgass
Actors: Rosalind Russell, Natalie Wood, Karl Malden
Country: United States
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The musical number staging was an atrocity. I can’t believe Jerome Robbins was too busy to come back.
I remembered this version being a lot better, all of its strengths are purely based on the strength of the source material. All the best numbers involve the original Broadway actors.