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Gentlemen Marry Brunettes (1955)

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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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Bonnie Jones / Mimi Jones
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Connie Jones / Mitzi Jones
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Charlie Biddle / Mrs. Biddle / Mr. Henry Biddle
Scott Brady ...
David Action
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Rudy Vallee
Guy Middleton ...
Earl of Wickenware
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M. Ballard
Robert Favart ...
Hotel Manager
Guido Lorraine ...
M. Marcel
Ferdy Mayne ...
M. Dufond
Boyd Cabeen ...
Pilot
Howard Tracy ...
Chauffeur (as Edward Tracy)
Leonard Sachs ...
M. Dufy
Gini Young ...
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Carmen Nesbitt ...
Blonde
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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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29 October 1955 (USA)  »

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So liebt man in Paris  »

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Broadway star Gwen Verdon had one number as a hotel maid, but her sexy moves were deemed obscene. She was cut, although her name appears in some cast lists, and her scene re-shot with a non-musical performer. See more »

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Connie Jones: Dreams? I'm having nightmares in CinemaScope!
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References Oklahoma! (1955) See more »

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Music and Lyrics by Bobby Troup
Sung by Jane Russell and Jeanne Crain (dubbed by Anita Ellis)
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"You're Driving Me Crazy!"
7 March 2000 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

That's the tune you'll be singing after the movie's over... and not because of it's catchy chords and great lyrics, I assure you...

This is the kind of movie that drives anyone to the brink of insanity... for it tries to cover all genres, and it flops in each and every one of them - it's not a good musical... the orchestrations are awkward, far from easy listening, and can manage to ruin even the most enchanting songs ever composed - 'My Funny Valentine', for instance, and 'Ain't Misbehaving', executed on a hilariously ludicrous 'cannibal african tribe' setting (!).

A good comedy...? No, I don't think so... the amusing lines uttered by Jeanne Crain can't solely carry a feature film... by the by, can anyone believe that those legs actually belong to darling youth, 'Margie'...? :)

A good romantic flick? Again, I doubt it... the romantic interludes are ridiculous, featuring Jane "The Girl That Can't Say No" Russell and Scott Brady, and Jeanne "Tough Gal" Crain and Alan "Filthy Rich Hiding Behind A Social Outcast Mask" Young...

A good drama? Only if your notion of drama is reduced to Scott Brady's supreme could shoulders aimed towards Jane Russell... :)

Well... all things considered, this is a plodding, mindless affair that has it's good moments, but is not to be compared to the classic 'Gentleman Prefer Blondes' in any way.


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