Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.
USA, 1953. Twentieth Century Fox. Screenplay by Charles Lederer, based on the musical comedy by Joseph Fields, Anita Loos. Cinematography by Harry J. Wild. Produced by Sol C. Siegel. Music by Leigh Harline, Lionel Newman, Hal Schaefer, Herbert W. Spencer. Production Design by Lyle R. Wheeler, Joseph C. Wright. Costume Design by Travilla. Film Editing by Hugh S. Fowler.
Marilyn Monroe established herself as a luminous movie star with this hilarious musical comedy that is all delight and no substance. She and Jane Russell play a couple of beautiful showgirls who board an ocean liner for France where Monroe’s millionaire boyfriend (Tommy Noonan) is meeting them. To ensure her fidelity, Noonan has hired a private detective to keep an eye on her. The musical numbers are all enjoyable, the most famous one being Monroe’s singing ‘Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend’.