Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
No Hollywood filmmaker was as versatile as Howard Hawks. Check any list of great Westerns, gangster films, or screwball comedies and a Hawks film will be on it. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes was his foray into the musical and it deservedly remains one of his best loved films.
The film's enduring popularity can be summed up in one word: charm. This screwball story of two young ladies from Little Rock - Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell, no less ' who embark on a transatlantic cruise in search of wealthy husbands is a delight from start to finish. Russell and Monroe are wonderful comediennes, and they have genuine chemistry. The supporting cast is spot on and the script is snappier than an alligator. The highlight, however, has to be the immaculately staged Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend number ' four perfect minutes of film which elevated Monroe from a contract player to a megastar
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