Showgirls Lorelei Lee and Dorothy Shaw travel to Paris, pursued by a private detective hired by the suspicious father of Lorelei's fiancé, as well as a rich, enamored old man and many other doting admirers.
The titular 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.
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.
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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During her confrontation with Lady Beekman, Lorelei calls Piggy "Lord Beekman". Later in the courtroom, Pritchard addresses Piggy as "Your Lordship". Piggy holds a knighthood, not a peerage, and would never be addressed in person as anything but "Sir Francis". See more »
Who would have thought an untrained "Brassiere Model" would have it in her to steal a film from Marilyn Monroe?
All you do through this film is watch Russell, and grin at her gumption. (Yeah, I said it.)
Even in the famous "gay" number, that number only works because Russell is in on the joke, and plays along.
Also: Howard Hawks is often referred to as misogynistic, based on the majority of male protagonists in his films.
That needs to be nipped in the bud:
This is the man who discovered Marilyn Monroe in "Monkey Business," and then starred her in this film. This is the man responsible for Lauren Bacall's famous screen debut in "To Have and Have Not." This is the man who directed the buddy movie that brought Louise Brooks to G. W. Pabst's attention while he was casting "Pandora's Box." This is the man who defined Katherine Hepburn's screen image when he directed her in "Bringing Up Baby." This is the man who directed "His Girl Friday," as strong an argument as I can imagine, posited in 1940, that women are the equal of any man stupid enough to cross them.
To this day, it boggles my mind that the man who shaped, oh, I don't know how many of the 20th century cinema's female icons, could be considered misogynistic.
But all of that aside: Jane Russell rocks this move.
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