Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Directed By: Howard Hawks Starring: Marilyn Monroe Jane Russell

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Two showgirls from little rock find rich husbands in paris.


Studio Foxvideo
SKU 40149601
UPC 024543261001
UPC 14 00024543261001
Format DVD
Release Date 4/1/2014
Rating NR
Essential Cinema
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Lorelei Lee (Marilyn Monroe) and her friend Dorothy Shaw (Jane Russell) are a pair of showgirls, Dorothy the sassy one looking for true love, Lorelei the blonde hoping to marry a millionaire, with her sights set on Gus Esmond, a wealthy nerd stuck under his father's thumb. When Lorelei and Dorothy take a transatlantic cruise to Paris, an undercover detective follows to find out if Lorelei is really a gold-digging schemer. Unfortunately, the irrepressible Lorelei is a born flirt and soon finds herself in a compromising position with Sir Francis Beekman (Charles Coburn), owner of a diamond mine. The girls have to use all their wits to get out of trouble and still find love and marriage. Thanks to the talents of the luminous stars and director Howard Hawks, plus stunning technicolor cinematography, GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES emerges as one of the most charming, entertaining musicals of the 1950s. Marilyn Monroe, never more luminous, sings her legendary musical number "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" (which later inspired Madonna's "Material Girl" video). GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES is based on the hit Broadway musical which was adapted from the book by Anita Loos.
Uncut "[B]rash, sassy and full of fun." 06/01/2005 p.150
Howard Hawks
Marilyn Monroe
Jane Russell
Cast & Crew
Charles Coburn - Actor
Tommy Noonan - Actor
Jane Russell - Actor
Marilyn Monroe - Actor
Anita Loos - Based On Novel By
Anita Loos - Based On Play By
Joseph Fields - Based On Play By
Howard Hawks - Director
Harry J. Wild - Director of Photography
Leo Robin, et al. - Musical Score
Sol C. Siegel - Producer
Charles Lederer - Writer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1953
Catalog ID 2236100
UPC 00024543261001
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 97 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English, French Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
ReviewSource Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide
Review Slick, colorful bauble of entertainment with two sassy leading ladies... Marilyn is at her best as fortune-hunter Lorelei lee, and Russell gives a sly, knowing comic performance as her pal...
ReviewRating 8
Product Attributes
Actor Monroe,Marilyn
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD

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