Cast and Crew: Joseph L. Mankiewicz (Director, Screenwriter); Damon Runyon (Story); Ben Hecht (Writer); Samuel Goldwyn (Producer); Stubby Kaye, George E. Stone
What It’s About: Looking to make the $1000 he needs to rent a place for his famous craps game, gambler Nathan Detroit (Frank Sinatra) bets Sky Masterson (Marlon Brando) that he can’t get missionary Sarah Brown (Jean Simmons) to come with him to Havana. Of course, the full story is a good deal more complex than that…
Why Watch it Today?: Marlon Brando was born on this day in 1924.
Other Choices: Apocalypse Now, The Godfather