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Gypsy [Deluxe Edition] [DVD] [1962]

  • SKU: 18644098
  • Release Date: 06/08/2010
  • Rating: NR
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    88% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (7 out of 8)

    Special Features


    • 2 Outtake musical numbers: you'll never get away from me (duet version) and together wherever we go
    • Oscar-nominated cartoon the pied piper of guadalupe
    • Theatrical trailer

    Synopsis


    Gypsy
    This Stephen Sondheim/Jules Styne/Arthur Laurents musical comedy Gypsy had been a Broadway smash with Ethel Merman in the lead. Based on the autobiography of striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee, it centers on the antics of Mama Rose (here played by Rosalind Russell), the Stage Mother from Hell who prods and pushes her daughters June and Louise into a vaudeville career. Rose pins most of her hopes for fame on older daughter June (billed as "Dainty June"), while little Louise reluctantly goes along for the ride. Karl Malden plays the girls' agent, who falls in love with Rose but is ultimately turned off by her ruthless ambition. When June escapes the act to get married, Rose puts the unwilling Louise in the star spot, but vaudeville is dying and soon the only booking they can get is in a cheap burlesque house. The strippers take Louise under their wing and advise her that "You've gotta have a gimmick" to survive on the bump-and-grind circuit. The nervous Louise rises to stardom as stripper Gypsy Rose Lee, whose "gimmick" is to adopt a self-mocking attitude and to put on pseudo-sophisticated airs. Rose resents Gypsy's rise to the top, but a bravura eight-minute musical soliloquy reveals that Rose had forced her daughters on the stage because she wanted to live out her own dreams of stardom. Louise--aka Gypsy--is played by Diane Pace as a girl and by Natalie Wood as an adult; June (better known as June Havoc) is portrayal by Suzanne Cupito (later billed as Morgan Brittany) as a little girl and Ann Jillian as an adolescent. Most of the best songs, including "Let Me Entertain You," "Small World," and "Everything's Coming Up Roses," remain intact from the original Broadway production. Gypsy was remade for television in 1993, with Bette Midler as Rose. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Rosalind Russell
      Rosalind Russell - Rose Hovick
    • Natalie Wood
      Natalie Wood - Louise "Gypsy Rose Lee" Hovick
    • Karl Malden
      Karl Malden - Herbie Sommers
    • Image coming soon
      Paul Wallace - Tulsa No. 2
    • Ann Jillian
      Ann Jillian - "Dainty" June



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 8 reviews

    88%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Amazing Movie

      Posted
      kbkristy

      The synopsis is incorrect, June was actually two years younger than Louise. June eloped at the age of 13 to get away from her domineering mother and Louise (Gypsy) then became a stripper soon after at the age of 15 when her mother "volunteered her". Awesome movie though, the costumes are elaborate, Natalie Wood has a great physique to play this part. She plays the part of a demure teen reluctantly doing whatever Mama says quite well. Rosalind Russell does justice to the part of Mama but I really think the movie makes her look nicer and more loveable than the real person was according to Gypsy's autobiography. I really think they held back in representing the "Real Mama".

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      This is a Classic!

      Posted
      Jayne1954

      This is a classic! A must for everyone! A great cast and a true story about an abusive mother. The life long effects that the abuse had on her two children makes you think about how this movie will never be out of date. The only thing that was disappointing is the fact that when this movie was made, they had to tone down the abusive.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Interesting

      Posted
      Tri1256
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      This is a gift for my mother who grew up with this film.This is a musical film which means they will sing about every new scene. Overall, it was interesting to watch with my mother. She enjoyed it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Original!

      Posted
      Dante
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      This movie is absolutely great. The newer versions do not come even close to the original. I recommend this movie highly.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      This is the escents of what a good musical is.

      Posted
      dragonfoot
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      WOW, need I say more? The ascents of this 1962 musical has the drive of a good musical and the quiet of a sad drama in a scene or two.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie

      Posted
      Tautsford
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      Great musical. A fun classic that I can still enjoy!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      AN OUTSTANDING CLASSIC!

      Posted
      LeoRu
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      Great movie with classic artist, lots of fun and very entertaining!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Great gift for an older person

      Posted
      Javi
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      A movie geared more towards an older type audience

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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