Director: Howard Hawks
Writers: Charles Lederer (screen play), Joseph Fields (based on the musical comedy by)
Stars: Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn
and Jane Russell
both give stellar performances, making the performances of the somewhat mediocre supporting actors a moot point. Musicals are not my favorite genre , but this movie is an exception. The camaraderie between Jane and Marilyn seems genuine, no competitiveness evident between the two. This makes their friendship in the movie believable, and they bring us on a merry romp through this delightful film.
Memorable moments include, of course,the iconic performance of "Diamonds are a girl's Best Friend" courtesy of Monroe (It inspired Madonna's music video "Material Girl" - which is basically a carbon copy of the entire scene in this movie),
the classic line "I Just Love Finding New Places to Wear Diamonds!" and so much more.
"Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" is a much loved and incredibly popular film from a Golden age of Hollywood which saw such screen icons as Marilyn Monroe become household names across America, and indeed, the world. This film represents Monroe's big breakout role
and is movie that made her a worldwide icon of the big screen and secured her place in Hollywood's Most Exclusive of Halls of Fame.
A must see if you're interested in Classic Hollywood or Marilyn Monroe.
Director: Lloyd Bacon
Writers: Mary Loos (screenplay), Richard Sale (screenplay)
Stars: Jane Russell
, Gilbert Roland, Arthur Hunnicutt
Russell's bust in 3-D was the gimmick to sell this musical. Totally works.
I was expecting something awful, but I enjoyed it immensely -- mostly because of Jane, Mary McCarty . It wasn't nearly as good as GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES, but it has it's moments. Jane is charismatic, you can't take your eyes off her - and the wardrobe -- to die for.
Just wish TCM and/or Warner Archive will restore this movie to it's original uncut version and release it! If you blink, you'll miss Kim Novak modeling a gown.