Guys and Dolls

“Sit down, you’re rockin’ the boat.”

Guys and Dolls features two of the biggest male stars to ever make movies, but it’s Stubby Kaye who steals the spotlight, at least for a song.

Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra got the big paycheck, but it was a Broadway vet, playing the role he originated on the stage, who gets my favorite moment in this bouncy musical.

As genial gambler Nicely-Nicely Johnson, Kaye shows the matinee idols how it’s done.

He was on a highway to Hell, only now he’s been saved, and the dice are rollin’ hot in Heaven.