A matchmaker named Dolly Levi takes a trip to Yonkers, New York to see the “well-known unmarried half-a-millionaire,” Horace Vandergelder. While there, she convinces him, his two stock clerks and his niece and her beau to go to New York City. In New York, she fixes Vandergelder’s clerks up with the woman Vandergelder had been courting, and her shop assistant (Dolly has designs of her own on Mr. Vandergelder, you see)
It’s turn of the of the century Yonkers, New York where an ambitious young widow with an penchant for matchmaking (Streisand), has an idea for a perfect match-tight-fisted merchant Horace Vandergeldar (Walter Matthau) and-herself. As she tries to win his heart, we’re treated to one of the most musically entertaining, hilariously underhanded plots in film history.
Last night, I watched the movie musical, Hello Dolly. I knew Hello Dolly was a musical comedy, but I didn’t know its plot or any of its songs so it was fun discovering everything as I watched the plot. Barbara Steisand played Dolly, Walter Matthau played, Walter Matthau played Horrace Vandergelder, and Michael Crawford played Cornelius Hackel. When I saw the name Michael Crawford, I did not know if it was Phantom Michael Crawford or not, but after my mom did some research, she and I learned that it actually is Phantom Michael Crawford.
In this movie, I loved Barbra Streisand as Dolly. Boy Dolly likes to talk a lot pretty quickly at times, which can seem annoying in a way. Funny that I noticed that because like Dolly, I tend to talk that and a lot of people say that when I get excited I tend to talk quicker and quicker. Dolly is a bit of a matchmaker and I loved all of her outfits.
As for Michael Crawford, I cannot believe I was seeing a young version of Michael Crawford. I had always hard seem sing as the Phantom, but never when he was much younger. Outside of Dolly, Cornelius is a wonderful character. This character is funny at times. Anyone who loves Phantom should see this movie of Hello Dolly because Michael Crawford is in it.
This movie has enjoyable songs in it and wonderful sets and costumes. The dance numbers were fun to watch. The opening part of the movie did not make any sense to me at all. Hello Dolly is so light-hearted and fun.
Has anyone seen Hello Dolly?