Now, most people know Marlon Brando from The Godfather. Never having seen any of the Godfather movies, my memories of the brilliant actor come from a different genre of film entirely. I will take no arguments from anyone when I say that his best film was Guys and Dolls. In fact, there are many Brando fans who skip this film entirely. Brando with Sinatra in a musical? He’s lost his manhood! Ack! Never! It takes a man’s man to remain manly in a movie rife with song and dance.
Why the sudden Brando rant, you ask? Well, my #1 match of the morning could be mistaken as a close relation. The cigar tucked into his headgear is reminiscent of Sky Masterson.
Ah, Marlon in a three-piece, wing-tips and fedora. If I could have any man, that’s who he’d be. Who cares if he runs a crap game in the sewers? Any man who takes a girl to a Havana cantina on a first date gets a thumbs up from yours truly. He married a goody two-shoes Salvation Army officer, didn’t he? I am the 21st century version of Sergeant Sarah Brown.
If only 2sweet99 were Marlon (a.k.a. Sky Masterson). I’d have already been swept off my feet.