The Jule Styne/Stephen Sondheim musical, based on the too-fleeting childhood of Gypsy Rose Lee, offers all kinds of dramatic opportunities that aren’t grasped by Mervyn LeRoy’s dull, unimaginative direction (1962). Rosalind Russell struggles gamely with the mother role written for Ethel Merman and barely conceivable without her; Natalie Wood never seems to get started. With Karl Malden.