Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Monroe and Russell star as gold-digging cabaret artists attracting widespread attention on a transatlantic liner.
Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell, Charles Coburn, Tommy Noonan
USA 1953. 91min
Howard Hawks’ marvellous musical comedy, based on Anita Loos’ novel about a pair of gold-digging cabaret artists raising the temperatures of various lamentable males on a transatlantic liner, boasts supremely imaginative song-and-dance set-pieces (shot in sumptuous Technicolor), and unforgettable performances from Monroe and Russell. Truffaut praised its ‘pitiless’ intelligence, its sense of the absurd and its tendency towards excess.