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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bonnie Jones / Mimi Jones
Connie Jones / Mitzi Jones
Charlie Biddle / Mrs. Biddle / Mr. Henry Biddle
David Action
Rudy Vallee
Guy Middleton ...
Earl of Wickenware
M. Ballard
Robert Favart ...
Hotel Manager
Guido Lorraine ...
M. Marcel
M. Dufond
Boyd Cabeen ...
Howard Tracy ...
Chauffeur (as Edward Tracy)
Leonard Sachs ...
M. Dufy
Gini Young ...
Carmen Nesbitt ...


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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Features the first film soundtrack performance of the Richard Rodgers / Lorenz Hart song "My Funny Valentine". However, the song had been introduced earlier by actress/singer Mitzi Green in the musical stage production "Babes in Arms" (Shubert Theatre New York 1937). See more »


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


My Funny Valentine
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Sung by 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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