The Resource Gentlemen prefer blondes, Twentieth Century Fox presents ; Howard Hawks' [film] ; screen play by Charles Lederer ; produced by Sol C. Siegel ; directed by Howard Hawks, (DVD)

Gentlemen prefer blondes, Twentieth Century Fox presents ; Howard Hawks' [film] ; screen play by Charles Lederer ; produced by Sol C. Siegel ; directed by Howard Hawks, (DVD)

Label
Gentlemen prefer blondes
Title
Gentlemen prefer blondes
Statement of responsibility
Twentieth Century Fox presents ; Howard Hawks' [film] ; screen play by Charles Lederer ; produced by Sol C. Siegel ; directed by Howard Hawks
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  • Howard Hawks'
  • Howard Hawks' Gentlemen prefer blondes
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
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
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Credits note
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
Date time place
Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1953
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated; Canadian Home Video Rating: Rated G
Language note
In English or dubbed French with optional subtitles in English or Spanish; closed-captioned
PerformerNote
Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn, Elliott Reid, Tommy Noonan, George Winslow, Marcel Dalio, Taylor Holmes, Norma Varden, Howard Wendell, Steven Geray
Runtime
91
Series statement
Marquee musicals
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Gentlemen prefer blondes, Twentieth Century Fox presents ; Howard Hawks' [film] ; screen play by Charles Lederer ; produced by Sol C. Siegel ; directed by Howard Hawks, (DVD)
Label
Gentlemen prefer blondes, Twentieth Century Fox presents ; Howard Hawks' [film] ; screen play by Charles Lederer ; produced by Sol C. Siegel ; directed by Howard Hawks, (DVD)
Publication
Note
  • 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 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.)
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Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
"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
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4 3/4 in.
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Extent
1 videodisc (91 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
SALMW
Other control number
  • 024543261001
  • 024543933212
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
2282671
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)71259112
  • (OCoLC)ocm71259112
System details
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
Video recording format
DVD

Library Locations

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      181 Main Street, Salem, NY, 12865, US
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      148 Main St., Greenwich, NY, 12834-1343, US
      43.091746 -73.502011
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