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.
Three New York models, Shatze, Pola and Loco set up in an exclusive apartment with a plan....tired of cheap men and a lack of money, they intend to use all their talents to trap and marry three millionaires. The trouble is that it's not so easy to tell the rich men from the hucksters - and even when they can, is the money really worth it?Written by
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By all accounts it was a happy set, which may have been a disappointment to those who were certain there would be infighting among its three glamorous stars. According to Nunnally Johnson, "The three girls are a good story. Everybody went around with their fingers in their ears blabbering about what temperament there would be on the set, and needless to say, the gossip columnists, those lice, have done everything possible to foment trouble for us. They've printed all kinds of mischievous rumors, quoting one against the other, and printing out fictitious privileges given to one above the other two, in the most desperate effort you ever saw to create feuds. But it hasn't worked in the least." See more »
One of the three motorcycles that stop Betty Grable and the tycoon on the bridge on their return from skiing change design between when they are seen starting up and when they pull over the car. See more »
[Referring to older men marrying young women]
Look at Roosevelt, look at Churchill, look at that old fella what's his name in The African Queen.
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Romantic comedy starring Lauren Bacall as a model who bluffs her way into a sublease of a swanky Manhattan apartment rooming with two model friends with each scheming to marry a millionaire. This is an entertaining but superficial chick-flick meditating whether a gal should marry for love or money, or if you can maybe get both. Along with The Robe this was the premiere event for CinemaScope, and it also provided a breathless introduction to stereophonic sound.
As a romantic comedy it is imperfect, and it is ironically hampered by the very things that made it important in its original release. The grand images intended for magnificent CinemaScope will only appear smaller than normal on your small-screen television with horizontal black bars, or will be absurdly distorted to fit the aspect ratio of your monitor. And the stereo means nothing to us now, so the film's frequent side-trips into sound and scenery gimmicks are only a distraction to us now.
But as a historical peek at its time this film really delivers. You get the tacky materialism and newly-found hedonism of the beginning of post-war prosperity in the early 1950's, as well as a nervous examination of the changing social mores around the role of women. Plus you get a wonderful record of what New York City looked like circa 1953, and a gee-whiz tribute to the new phenomenon of commercial air travel.
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