Gentlemen prefer blondes [DVD videorecording] / Twentieth Century Fox presents ; Howard Hawks' [film] ; screen play by Charles Lederer ; produced by Sol C. Siegel ; directed by Howard Hawks.
Contributor(s): Hawks, Howard [drt] | Lederer, Charles [aus] | Siegel, Sol C [pro] | Russell, Jane [act] | Monroe, Marilyn [act] | Coburn, Charles [act] | Reid, Elliott [act] | Noonan, Tommy [act] | Winslow, George [act] | Dalio, Marcel [act] | Holmes, Taylor [act] | Varden, Norma [act] | Wendell, Howard [act] | Geray, Steven [act] | Styne, Jule [cmp, lyr] | Robin, Leo [cmp, lyr] | Carmichael, Hoagy [cmp, lyr] | Adamson, Harold [cmp, lyr] | Fields, Joseph A. Gentlemen prefer blondes | Loos, Anita. Gentlemen prefer blondes | Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation | Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.Material type: FilmSeries: Marquee musicals: Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp. : Distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc., c2006Description: 1 videodisc (91 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.Other title: Howard Hawks' [At head of title on container:] | Howard Hawks' Gentlemen prefer blondes.Subject(s): Showgirls -- Drama | Cruise ships -- Drama | Women -- Conduct of life -- Drama | Man-woman relationships -- Drama | New York (N.Y.) -- Drama | Paris (France) -- Drama | Showgirls -- Drama | Cruise ships -- Drama | Man-woman relationship -- DramaGenre/Form: Musical films. | Comedy films. | Romantic comedy films. | Fiction films. | Feature films. | Video recordings for the hearing impaired.DDC classification: 781.43/72 LOC classification: PN1995.9.C55 | G468 2006
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DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby digital stereo, Dolby digital mono.; full frame presentation preserving the 1.33:1 aspect ratio of the original theatrical exhibition.
In English or dubbed French with optional subtitles in English or Spanish; closed-captioned.
Based on the musical comedy by Joseph Fields and Anita Loos, presented on the stage by Herman Levin and Oliver Smith.
Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn, Elliott Reid, Tommy Noonan, George Winslow, Marcel Dalio, Taylor Holmes, Norma Varden, Howard Wendell, Steven Geray.
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.
Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1953.
MPAA rating: Not rated; Canadian Home Video Rating: Rated G.
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.
"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.
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.); Marilyn Monroe Theater [previews] (9 min.).