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The Matchmaker (1958)





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In this film version of Thornton Wilder's stage play, Shirley Booth stars as 19th-century matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi. Dolly is currently trying to arrange a marriage between Yonkers dry-goods merchant Horace Vandergelder and hatmaker Irene Molloy -- though she secretly harbors a desire to march Horace to the altar herself.

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Shirley Booth
as Dolly 'Gallagher' Levi
Paul Ford
as Horace Vandergelder
Shirley MacLaine
as Irene Molloy
Anthony Perkins
as Cornelius Hackl
Robert Morse
as Barnaby Tucker
Perry Wilson
as Minnie Fay
Wallace Ford
as Malachi Stack
Russell Collins
as Joe Scanlon
Rex Evans
as August
Gavin Gordon
as Rudolph
Torben Meyer
as Maitre D'
Joe Forte
as Train Conductor
Jon Lormer
as Mr. Duckworth
Sandra Giles
as Older Beauty
Lorraine Crawford
as Younger Beauty
Fred Somers
as Cab Driver
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Critic Reviews for The Matchmaker

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Audience Reviews for The Matchmaker

This play should probably stick to the theatre. Either that or they could have used a different director. This movie is very predictable on top of feeling like a play and how stupid everything the characters did seemed. Sometimes I found a bit of fun in a scene, and I thought Perkins and Morse were real cute, but other than that, this is pretty dull. If you really like romantic comedies, you may enjoy this more than I did, though.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer


interesting to see Hello Dolly without music and some of the performers are better then in the other film particularly Shirley MacLaine but don't go out of your way.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer


Shirley Maclaine has solidified her role as my favorite 60s cutie. This is an adorable movie that knows how adorable it is, what with the audience narration and everything. Charm doesn't make the story any more dimensional, however, and I don't think Anthony Perkins will ever shake the typecast of creeper off him after Psycho.

Jennifer Xu
Jennifer Xu

Super Reviewer

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