Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

HOWARD HAWKS

Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5

USA, 1953.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by , based on the musical comedy by , .  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by , , .  Production Design by , .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

 established herself as a luminous movie star with this hilarious musical comedy that is all delight and no substance. She and  play a couple of beautiful showgirls who board an ocean liner for France where Monroe’s millionaire boyfriend () 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’.

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