Howard Hawks' Gentlemen prefer blondes [videorecording] + Les hommes préfèrent les blondes /
by Lederer, Charles; Hawks, Howard; Siegel, Sol C; Monroe, Marilyn; Russell, Jane; Coburn, Charles; Styne, Jule; Robin, Leo; Fields, Joseph A; Loos, Anita; Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation; Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.Material type: Visual materialSeries: Marquee musicals: Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Description: 1 videodisc (91 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.Language note: English and French language tracks; subtitles in English and Spanish; closed-captioned.Title notes: $14.99 1/21/2011 (snl)Other title: Gentlemen prefer blondes; Hommes préfèrent les blondeses.Uniform titles: Gentlemen prefer blondes (Motion picture).Subject(s): DVD-Video discs | Showgirls -- Drama | Cruise ships -- Drama | Man-woman relationships -- Drama | Showgirls -- Drama | Cruise ships -- Drama | Man-woman relationship -- Drama | Fiction films | Feature films | Musical films | Comedy films | Video recordings for the hearing impairedCast: Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell, Charles Coburn, Tommy Noonan, George Winslow, Elliott Reid.Summary: A musical about two showgirls from Little Rock searching for love and marriage aboard a luxury-liner bound for France.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
Second-billed Marilyn Monroe is the blonde in question in this second film version of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: Miss Lorelei Lee, whose philosophy is "diamonds are a girl's best friend." Together with her best human friend Dorothy (top-billed Jane Russell), showgirl Lorelei embarks upon a boat trip to Paris, where she intends to marry millionaire Gus Esmond (Tommy Noonan). En route, the girls are bedeviled by private detective Malone (Elliot Reid), hired by Esmond's father (Taylor Holmes) to make certain that Lorelei isn't just another gold-digger. When Dorothy falls in love with the poverty-stricken Malone, Lorelei decides to find her pal a wealthier potential husband, and that's how she gets mixed up with flirtatious diamond merchant Sir Francis Beekman (Charles Coburn) and precocious youngster Henry Spofford III (George "Foghorn" Winslow). Most of the Leo Robin-Jule Styne songs from the Broadway show remain intact, including Marilyn Monroe's rendition of "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend," a production number later imitated by pop icon Madonna. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
$14.99 1/21/2011 (snl)
DVD; region 1; NTSC; Dolby digital stereo. (English), mono. (English, French); full frame.
English and French language tracks; subtitles in English and Spanish; closed-captioned.
Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell, Charles Coburn, Tommy Noonan, George Winslow, Elliott Reid.
Director of photography, Harry J. Wild ; film editor, Hugh S. Fowler ; music and lyrics, Jule Styne, Leo Robin ; choreography, Jack Cole.
Originally produced as motion picture in 1953.
Based on the musical comedy by Joseph Fields and Anita Loos.
MPAA rating: G.
A musical about two showgirls from Little Rock searching for love and marriage aboard a luxury-liner bound for France.
Special features: Movietone newsreel: Manns' Chinese Theater "Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell in cement" ; restoration comparison ; one sheet still gallery ; original theatrical trailer.