This musical comedy is no masterpiece and appears old-fashioned even for the year of its production. The potentials unfortunately are given away by point- and endless dialogues without timing and by a lot of mediocre musical performances. I don't consider Marlon Brando and Jean Simmons as good singers, and even Sinatra lacks his customary spirit (but he at least gets better after his first, unsatisfactory entry).
CINEMA _ Great fun and quality entertainment. Brando could sing ! And Mankiewicz do pretty much anything you ask him to. War film, peplum, drama, here a colourful musical with rythm, love and all the classics. We'll pass on the stupid misogyny for this time. Enjoy Brando, Sinatra, Havanna for an evening and beautiful Jean Simmons in one of her best roles.
Who would have thought 2 time Academy Award Winner Marlon Brando (On the Waterfront, The Godfather), known for his tough guy persona as well as his off-camera temper, would turn out to be a great singer and dancer.
An absolute for all collections.
Marlon Brando era entonado para cantar, y sale avante, en especial, durante el famoso número "Luck Be a Lady". Sin embargo, es Frank Sinatra quien tiene a su cargo los mejores números, y acaba llevándose un musical, en general, pasable, a pesar de que sus historias sean predecibles y no muy interesantes.