Hello, Dolly! ★★ 1969 (G)
Widow Dolly Levi, while matchmaking for her friends, finds a match for herself. Based on the hugely successful Broadway musical adapted from Thornton Wilder's play “Matchmaker.” Lightweight story needs better actors with stronger characterizations. Original Broadway score helps. ♫Hello Dolly; Just Leave Everything to Me; Love is Only Love; Dancing; Walter's Gavotte; It Only Takes a Moment; Ribbons Down My Back; Elegance; It Takes a Woman. 146m/C VHS, DVD . Barbra Streisand, Walter Matthau, Michael Crawford, Louis Armstrong, E.J. Peaker, Marianne McAndrew, Tommy Tune; D: Gene Kelly; W: Ernest Lehman; C: Harry Stradling Sr.; M: Jerry Herman. Oscars ‘69: Art Dir./Set Dec., Sound, Scoring/Musical.