Matchmaker Dolly Levi travels to Yonkers to find a partner for "half-a-millionaire" Horace Vandergelder, convincing his niece, his niece's intended, and his two clerks to travel to New York City along the way.
The life of Fanny Brice, famed comedienne and entertainer of the early 1900s. We see her rise to fame as a Ziegfeld girl, subsequent career, and her personal life, particularly her relationship with Nick Arnstein.
Henrietta Robins works out of her home and her husband Pete drives a cab to try to support her. When Pete gets a tip from one of his fellow drivers that a deal will be made by the Americans and the Soviets over pork bellies, he decides to invest in the market, but needs to $3000 to invest. Henrietta then goes to extreme lengths to get the money by dealing with first a loan shark, then a madame, then the mob and finally cattle rustlers. All this in the name of love.Written by
Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>
The original title was "July Pork Bellies". See more »
In the beginning of the movie Henry leaves her apartment wearing solid color jeans and a patch-work jacket. The jeans have seams as if they are constructed in patch fashion, but they are made with same color denim fabric. Then as the actor's body doubles ride their motorcycle to work, Henry's jeans change to a patch-work pattern to match the jacket, with the left thigh dark blue and faded blue from the knee down. But then when Streisand arrives as Henry's, the patch-work jeans have changed again, and are now constructed with faded fabric for the thighs and dark denim from the knees down to the boots. See more »
This is one of the funniest comedies that Barbara Streisand ever made. To me this is an updated version of "I Love Lucy" only updated to fit the 1970's. Also, the assortment of mobsters, madames and underworld types makes this film even more funny. Also, Estelle Parsons role as Pete's bitchy sister in law is a scream. Too bad Henrietta didn't just pop her one.
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