Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

  • Sat Sept 22
    7:30 • WSH
  • Sun Sept 23
    4:30 • WSH
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

free to new students with ID

director:
Howard Hawks
cast:
Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell

Vivacious showgirl Lorelei Lee (Marilyn Monroe) embarks on a trip to Paris with best friend Dorothy (Jane Russel) in hopes of marrying millionaire Gus Esmond. The girls soon run into trouble when Dorothy falls in love with the poor private detective who was hired to make sure Lorelei is not just another gold-digger. Filled with comedic gags and lavish musical numbers, including Monroe’s famous rendition of “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend,” this 1950’s film is sure to entertain, as “there is something about Miss Russell and also about Miss Monroe that keeps you looking at them even when they have little or nothing to do.” (NY Times)

format
35mm color
runtime
1 hour 31 minutes
release year/country
1953 USA