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Gentlemen Marry Brunettes (1955)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical | 29 October 1955 (USA)
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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Earl of Wickenware
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M. Ballard
Robert Favart ...
Hotel Manager
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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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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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 »

Quotes

David Action: If all brides are beautiful, why are there so many ugly wives?
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References Oklahoma! (1955) 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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This is not a sequel to Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
21 April 2016 | by See all my reviews

This is not a sequel to Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, though of course the title was designed to make audiences think otherwise.

Rather, it's the story of two American entertainers, a sister duo named the Jones Sisters, who are invited to perform their act at the Casino de Paris in that French capital. They get there only to discover that the impresario who sent for them is pretty much of a fraud. Things eventually work out, however - how is unimportant and uninteresting - and the two women, played by Jane Russell and Jean Crain, marry two young Americans, one of whom, like one of the men in GPB, is very rich.

Russell and Crain had a lot of talent, but it's usually squandered here on uninspired dialogue and uninteresting original musical numbers. (There are also a few standards, like "My Funny Valentine.") It has none of the energy and charm of GPB, though that's certainly not for lack of trying. If there's any one thing that sinks this movie - and there are several contenders - it's that the original musical numbers are so completely forgettable.

A curiosity for those who like its predecessor - and who doesn't? - but not a movie that stands on its own.


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