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Gentlemen prefer blondes / Twentieth Century Fox ; produced by Sol C. Siegel ; screen play by Charles Lederer ; directed by Howard Hawks.

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  • 14 of 15 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Jennings Co PL - North Vernon DVD DRAMA GENTLEMEN 1953 (Text) 30653003329224 Adult Drama dvd Available -
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New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle DVD MUSICAL GENT (Text) 39231033129772 Audiovisual Collection Available -
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Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (91 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Full screen.
  • Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2012]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 1953.
Based on the musical comedy by Joseph Fields and Anita Loos, presented on the stage by Herman Levin and Oliver Smith.
Special features: Theatrical trailer (3 min.); Fox Movietone news: "Marilyn & Jane in Cement" (b&w) (1 min.); One sheet gallery [slide show]; Restoration comparison [text and video feature] (2 min.).
Formatted Contents Note:
"Two Little Girls from Little Rock" -- Main titles -- Dorothy & Lorelei -- Off to France -- The stateroom -- "Bye Bye Baby" -- Stop having fun -- "Ain't There Anyone Here for Love?" -- Seating arrangements -- Piggy -- Mr. Malone -- Lady Beekman's tiara -- Mr. Spoffords's table -- Someone worthwhile -- In a jam -- The blonde burglar -- Plan B -- Piggy's present -- A wrong guy -- Paris -- The jig's up -- "When Love Goes Wrong" -- Gus comes to Paris -- "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" -- The missing tiara -- A girl like I -- "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" (Reprise) -- Who's got the tiara? -- Lorelei's logic -- A double wedding.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Harry J. Wild ; film editor, Hugh S. Fowler ; music and lyrics by, Jule Styne and Leo Robin ; music and lyrics [of] "When Love Goes Wrong" and "Anyone Here for Love?" by Hoagy Carmichael and Harold Adamson ; choreography, Jack Cole ; musical direction, Lionel Newman ; art direction, Lyle Wheeler, Joseph C. Wright ; costumes designed by Travilla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn, Elliott Reid, Tommy Noonan, George Winslow, Marcel Dalio, Taylor Holmes, Norma Varden, Howard Wendell, Steven Geray.
Summary, etc.:
Bachelorette showgirl singers Dorothy Shaw and Lorelei Lee are sailing to Paris, courtesy of Lorelei's millionaire boyfriend Gus Esmond, Jr. They're also being shadowed--thanks to Gus Sr.--by private detective Ernie Malone. Lorelei gets embroiled in a contretemps involving Sir Francis "Piggy" Beekman, outspoken Lady Beekman, and a tiara. Dorothy, meanwhile, becomes involved in a running flirtation with the detective. All's well that ends well, but everything plays second fiddle to the snazzy costumes and in-your-face attitudes sported by the showgirls. One of Howard Hawks' biggest commercial hits, this lush, garish, cynical, yet fun-filled fortune-hunter satire is based on a 1949 Broadway musical and has a wisp of a plot, serving merely to tie together the lavish musical numbers.
Target Audience Note:
Rating: Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1, NTSC; full screen presentation (1.33:1); Dolby digital stereo, Dolby digital mono.
Language Note:
In English or dubbed French with optional English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Subject: Showgirls > Drama.
Cruise ships > Drama.
Women > Conduct of life > Drama.
Man-woman relationships > Drama.
New York (N.Y.) > Drama.
Paris (France) > Drama.
Genre: Musical films.
Romantic comedy films.
Comedy films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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