Gentlemen prefer blondes

Published 2012
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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.

1 videodisc (91 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches
digital optical surround Dolby digital stereo, Dolby digital monophonic
video file DVD video region 1
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Canadian Home Video Rating : G.
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Title on container: Howard Hawks' Gentlemen prefer blondes
Gentlemen prefer blondes (Motion picture) [DVD].
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 minutes); Fox Movietone news: "Marilyn & Jane in Cement" (black and white) (1 minutes); One sheet gallery [slide show]; Restoration comparison [text and video feature] (2 minutes).
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.
Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn, Elliott Reid, Tommy Noonan, George Winslow, Marcel Dalio, Taylor Holmes, Norma Varden, Howard Wendell, Steven Geray.
DVD, region 1, NTSC; full screen presentation (1.33:1); Dolby digital stereo, Dolby digital monophonic.
For private home use only.
In English or dubbed French with optional English or Spanish subtitles.
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
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