Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (TCF 1953, Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell)

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Marilyn Monroe

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes sees Fifties screen sirens Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell in made-to-order roles. A pair of gold-digging showgirls from the canebrake?a sassy, street-smart brunette and a sexy, naive blonde pursue potential husbands on an ocean cruise. Glossy, big-budget Hawks adaptation of the Broadway hit based on an Anita Loos story. Jule Styne’s songs include “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend.”

Twentieth Century Fox proposed the 1953 version of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes as a project for Betty Grable, but after seeing Marilyn Monroe in Niagara the studio backed the sex symbol.

Cast: Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell, Charles Coburn, Taylor Holmes, Tommy Noonan, George Winslow

Director: Howard Hawks
Producer: Sol C. Siegel
Director of Photography: Harry Wild
Editor: Hugh S. Fowler
Composer: Lionel Newman
Screenwriter: Charles Lederer
Production Designers: Lyle Wheeler, Joseph C. Wright

USA / Twentieth Century Fox / 92 minutes / 1953

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