U certificateGentlemen Prefer Blondes is a Film programme that first aired in 1953 and has been classified a U certificate.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is a 4 star programme

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Directed by
Howard Hawks

Howard Hawks's classic musical comedy firmly established Marilyn Monroe (pictured) as a huge star, best epitomised in the show-stopping scene in which she sings Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend. Jane Russell is an admirable co-star, and from the dynamite opening, where the pair sing Two Little Girls From Little Rock, things kick smoothly into gear.

The plot - from Anita Loos's mid-1920s novel and Broadway play - focuses on a materialistic blonde (Monroe) and a man-hungry brunette (Russell), who embark on a luxury cruise en route to Paris in search of romance and money. Also on board are a detective hired by the father of the blonde's millionaire boyfriend (he suspects her of being a gold-digger) and a flirty diamond broker who catches her eye. Released in 1953, it's super stuff, although things flag a bit towards the end.

Written by ,

Genre: Film

Running Time: 100 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1953

4/5 Stars

Classification: U Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour


Image for Jane RussellJane Russell...Dorothy Shaw
Image for Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe...Lorelei Lee
Charles Coburn...Sir Francis 'Piggy' Beekman
Elliott Reid...Ernie Malone
Tommy Noonan...Gus Esmond
George Winslow...Henry Spofford III
Marcel Dalio...Magistrate
Taylor Holmes...Mr. Esmond Sr.
Norma Varden...Lady Beekman
Howard Wendell...Watson
Steven Geray...Hotel Manager
Henri Letondal...The Prosecutor
Leo Mostovoy...Ship's Cap.
Alex Frazer...Pritchard
George Davis...Cab Driver Pierre