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"Guys and Dolls" (1955, 150 min., in colour)
Amongst the many short stories in Damon Runyon's book "Guys and Dolls", you'll find the "The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown":
In "The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown" the "Save-a-Soul mission", which clearly portrays the Salvation Army, is commanded by the young and very pretty Sarah Brown. In the story, a gambler named Nathan Detroit bets with his friend Sky Masterson, that Sky will not be able to win over Sarah's heart. As Sky really falls in love with Sarah, the situation becomes more complicated.

"Guys and Dolls" was originally a theatre production which opened in 1950. The original production starred Robert Alda, Vivian Blaine, Sam Levene, and Isabel Bigley. The film version was produced five years later in 1955.
In New York in the year 1921, Captain Rheba Crawford was the Corps officer of the Times Square Corps. Thousands of people came to the meetings and Damon Runyon was inspired to write this story.


  Guys and Dolls, picture in the Salvation Army Museum Basel
      A scene from the movie "Guys and Dolls"with Marlon Brando, Vivian Blaine, Frank Sinatra und Jean Simmons
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