Singers Lorelei Lee and Dorothy Shaw travel to Paris, pursued by a private detective hired by the disapproving father of Lorelei's fiancé to keep an eye on her, as well as a rich, enamored old man and many other doting admirers.
When billionaire Jean-Marc Clement learns that he is to be satirized in an off-Broadway revue, he passes himself off as an actor playing him in order to get closer to the beautiful star of the show, Amanda Dell.
The title river unites a farmer recently released from prison, his young son, and an ambitious saloon singer. In order to survive, each must be purged of anger, and each must learn to understand and care for the others.
Lorelei and Dorothy are just "Two Little Girls from Little Rock", lounge singers on a transatlantic cruise, working their way to Paris, and enjoying the company of any eligible men they might meet along the way, even though "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend." Based on the Broadway musical based on the novel. Written by
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The teaming of Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe proved to be so successful, critically and commercially, that Fox wanted to re-team the duo. A December 1954 item in the Hollywood Reporter's "Rambling Reporter" column indicated that the studio wanted Russell and Monroe to star in the film How to Be Very, Very Popular (1955). Monroe passed on the project because she didn't like the script. In January 1955, the studio cast Sheree North as Curly (the part intended for Monroe) and Betty Grable as "Stormy Tornado" (originally intended for Russell). See more »
Lorelei has slender hands with long fingers and her nails are manicured. But, when she pulls the roll of film out of Ernie's pants, her hand is short with thick fingers and her nails are cut. See more »
[Lorelei is stuck going through the porthole]
Henry Spofford III:
All right. I'll help you. I'll help you for two reasons.
Never mind the reasons. Just help me.
Henry Spofford III:
The first reason is I'm too young to be sent to jail. The second reason is you got a lot of animal magnetism.
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You don't need to be a Marilyn fan to enjoy this wonderful film.
A great light hearted comedy that pairs up Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe in their prime.
The performances are outstanding- Marilyn's precision comic timing along with Jane's dead-pan delivery make for an unforgettable comedy team.
At a time where men were leading the field for comedy pairings along comes Russell and Monroe and a better combination there is not!
The musical numbers are terrific especially Bye-Bye Baby and the classic Diamonds are Girls Best Friend.
The supporting roles are also well cast with the Charles Coburn as the Multimillionaire "Piggy" who has eyes only for Diamonds and Marilyn and the wonderful late Tommy Noonan as Marilyn's nerdish and gullible love interest Gus Edmond.
If you look beyond the surface which makes this film at first appear to be a seemingly stereotypical tale of young helpless women looking for rich husbands you will actually see a story of two strong and self-sufficient women looking for what they want in life, going out to get it and not settling for less!
But let's not make this any deeper than we need to... this is a FUN FILM... not meant to change the world but just to entertain you for a few hours-- AND THAT IT DOES!
High ranks from young and old... Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is great family entertainment.
Now, might I close with an Anita Loos quote about Marilyn Monroe in GPB:
"I did not write the role Lorelei Lee as Marilyn performed it in the film, but I sure as hell wish I had!"
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