Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Jane Russell ■ Marilyn Monroe
Singers Lorelei Lee and Dorothy Shaw travel to Paris, pursued by a private detective hired by the disapproving father of Lorelei's fiancé to keep an eye on her, as well as a rich, enamored old man and many other doting admirers.
Gold-digging has never been so humorous! Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is a fun and funny musical voyage through love and friendship.
This is one of those lightweight and lighthearted movies that you can watch over and over.
I don't really remember my thoughts on it the first time I saw it but I know that I loved it the second time and the third and...
I'm not a die-hard Marilyn Monroe fan but I have to say that I really enjoy several of her movies and this is one of them. Her comedic talent is definitely highlighted.
I'd never seen anything of Jane Russell's until The Fuzzy Pink Nightgown (see our review HERE) which I really liked. But I've gotten kinda hooked between that movie and this one. She can deliver some of the funniest lines with an absolutely straight face.
This is truly a girl movie but even my Dad gets some laughs out of it. It does have some pretty funny lines, I mean, we've all seen the commercials for this movie featuring the scene where Marilyn tells her prospective father-in-law that she wishes to marry for his son's money but rather for his.
Love Marilyn or Jane or classic comedies, any-which-way Gentlemen Prefer Blondes in one to definitely not miss.
Jane Russell...Dorothy Shaw
Marilyn Monroe...Lorelei Lee
Charles Coburn...Sir Francis 'Piggy' Beekman
Elliott Reid...Ernie Malone
Tommy Noonan...Gus Esmond Jr.
George Winslow...Henry Spofford III
Taylor Holmes...Mr. Esmond Sr.
Norma Varden...Lady Beekman
Stage 3, 20th Century Fox Studios Century City, Los Angeles, California, USA
Dorothy Shaw: You know I think you're the only girl in the world who can stand on a stage with a spotlight in her eye and still see a diamond inside a man's pocket.
Lorelei Lee: Dorothy. Mr. Esmond and I are getting married.
Dorothy Shaw: To each other?
Gus Esmond: Of course to each other. Who else to?
Dorothy Shaw: Well, I don't know about you Gus, but I always figured Lorelei would end up with the Secretary of the Treasury.
[Staring at Lorelei and Dorothy]
Evans: Say, suppose the ship hits an iceberg and sinks. Which one of them do you save from drowning?
William J. Stevens: Those girls couldn't drown.
Dorothy Shaw: I like a man who can run faster than I can.
Ernie Malone: What are you girls made of? What was that?
Lorelei Lee: Just equal parts of scotch, vodka, brandy, and gin.
Dorothy Shaw: If we can't empty his pockets between us, then we're not worthy of the name Woman.
Mr. Esmond Sr.: Are you out of your mind?
Ernie Malone: Mm-hmm, but I like it that way.
Esmond Sr.: Have you got the nerve to tell me you don't want to marry my son for his money?
Lorelei Lee: It's true.
Esmond Sr.: Then what do you want to marry him for?
Lorelei Lee: I want to marry him for YOUR money.
Lorelei Lee: Don't you know that a man being rich is like a girl being pretty? You wouldn't marry a girl just because she's pretty, but my goodness, doesn't it help?
Mr. Esmond Sr.: Say, they told me you were stupid! You don't sound stupid to me!
Lorelei Lee: I can be smart when it's important.
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