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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

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DVD Release Date
 R1: May 29, 2001

Running Time
1 hour, 31 minutes

Country USA

Studio 20th Century Fox, Franco London Films

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Other Titles
• Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
• Howard Hawks' Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
• Blondinen bevorzugt (1954)



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Genre: Romance, Comedy, Musical, Detectives, Courtroom, Thieves, Farce, Satire, Love Triangle, Marriage

Tagline: The Two M-M-Marvels Of Our Age In The Wonder Musical Of The World!

Plot: 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.

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 Directed by
Howard Hawks
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 Written by
Anita Loos
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Joseph Fields
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 Cast
Jane Russell
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Marilyn Monroe
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Charles Coburn
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Elliott Reid
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Tommy Noonan
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George Winslow
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Marcel Dalio
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 Music By
Jule Styne
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