Widely considered, top to bottom, one of the finest musicals in Broadway history, Gypsy got lucky in its film version. Granted, Rosalind Russell doesn't have the bell-ringing voice one craves for in "Everything's Coming Up Roses," but as a domineering stage mom, she's truly fearsome. Trouping through vaudeville with her is her daughter, the future celebrity stripper Gypsy Rose Lee, played by Natalie Wood in all her youthful lusciousness. The production is studio-bound, but this actually fits the unreal show-biz world depicted. The Jule Styne-Stephen Sondheim score has no weak spots, and some of the burlesque numbers ("Let Me Entertain You" and the riotous "You Gotta Get a Gimmick") are so authentic, you'd swear they were at least 100 years old. Gypsy is one of those big, somewhat stately musicals that does satisfying credit to its stage origins; no cinematic ground-breaking here, but a swell way to spend a rainy afternoon. --Robert HortonSee all Product Description
Some remembering to my very old life-happenings.
Really good actors I like in sympathetic films.
I recommending this film for good stories liking people.
Rosalind Russell did a great acting job in his very good version of the fabulous gypsy! Natalie woods performance left something to be desired.Published on May 16 2013 by G. dempster
loved this movie..the strs were great, music great..acting and script not so much..but i sure enjoyed it. worth having in our collectionPublished on Sept. 14 2011 by george
Though I prefer the Broadway cast, I must admit the film cast is good as well. Gypsy is entertaining and has a good mix of songs.Published on Jan. 1 2010 by cherry251
I had been told by various video stores that this title wasn't available and yet I got it the next day from Amazon. It was as terrific as the first time I saw it, many moons ago. Read morePublished on Aug. 7 2009 by Anne Galt
Buy this wonderful DVD issue of the 1962 "Gypsy" NOW! Fantastic color, film quality, sound...it's like seeing it for the first time. Wonderful stars and music. Read morePublished on Sept. 25 2003 by Miss Mazeppa
I thought I wouldn't see Rosalind Russell in a better role than in His Girl Friday. But then I saw Gypsy, and was once again blown away by her talent. Read morePublished on July 18 2003 by Jane Lane's Twin