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Gentlemen Marry Brunettes (1955)

Two Broadway showgirls, who are also sisters, are sick and tired of New York as well as not getting nowhere. Quitting Broadway, the sisters decided to travel to Paris to become famous.

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Bonnie Jones / Mimi Jones
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Connie Jones / Mitzi Jones
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Charlie Biddle / Mrs. Biddle / Mr. Henry Biddle
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David Action
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Rudy Vallee
Guy Middleton ...
Earl of Wickenware
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M. Ballard
Robert Favart ...
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Guido Lorraine ...
M. Marcel
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M. Dufond
Boyd Cabeen ...
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Howard Tracy ...
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Leonard Sachs ...
M. Dufy
Gini Young ...
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Carmen Nesbitt ...
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Two Broadway showgirls, who are also sisters, are sick and tired of New York as well as not getting nowhere. Quitting Broadway, the sisters decided to travel to Paris to become famous.

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See 'em sizzle in the big, buxom, beautiful musical!

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29 October 1955 (USA)  »

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So liebt man in Paris  »

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However, one gets a brief glimpse of Ms. Verdon as a 'flapper' at the very beginning of the brief flashback number, "Miss Annabelle Lee" (showing the 'aunts' in flashback in the 1920's). See more »

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Connie Jones: Dreams? I'm having nightmares in CinemaScope!
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Referenced in Bridget Jones's Diary (2001) See more »

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You're Driving Me Crazy
Music and Lyrics by Walter Donaldson
Sung by Jane Russell and Jeanne Crain (dubbed by Anita Ellis)
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Provides fitful amusement for wardrobe-watchers, yet the sleek veneer belies a chintzy script
12 November 2011 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Two American showgirls, siblings following in the footsteps of their flashy mother and aunt in the 1920s, attempt to take the Paris stage by storm--but morals may have changed in the last thirty years. Weak adaptation of Anita Loos' book "But Gentlemen Marry Brunettes" coasts (deliberately) on the goodwill built up from 1953's "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" (which Loos originated on stage). Jane Russell, who stars in both, had a hand in the production this time, and to her credit the picture looks smashing. The Parisian locations are eye-popping and the outfits are predictably colorful; unfortunately, this screenplay (written by Mary Loos and director Richard Sale) is a pale imitation of "Blondes", and Russell--in the ditzy-sister role--isn't given any funny lines or a suitable romantic interest. Jeanne Crain (sporting either a wig or inappropriately darkened hair) is out of her element, and the cartoony production numbers are just silly. *1/2 from ****


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