Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Genres - Comedy, Music, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Musical, Romantic Comedy, Satire  |   Release Date - Jul 14, 1953  |   Run Time - 91 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is a 1953 American film adaptation of the 1949 stage musical, released by 20th Century Fox, directed by Howard Hawks, and starring Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe with Charles Coburn, Elliott Reid, Tommy Noonan, George Winslow, Taylor Holmes and Norma Varden in supporting roles.

The screenplay by Charles Lederer was based on the 1949 Broadway musical of the same name, directed by John C. Wilson, with Carol Channing as Lorelei Lee, which was written by Anita Loos and Joseph Fields. The stage musical was based on Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: The Intimate Diary of a Professional Lady, a 1925 novel by Anita Loos. It was adapted for the stage in 1926, and then a 1928 silent movie, starring Ruth Taylor, Alice White, Ford Sterling and Mack Swain, which is now lost.

While Russell's down-to-earth, sharp wit has been noted by most critics, it is Monroe's turn as the gold-digging Lorelei Lee for which the film is often remembered. Monroe's rendition of the song "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" and her pink dress are considered iconic, and the performance has inspired homages by Madonna, Geri Halliwell, Kylie Minogue, Nicole Kidman, Anna Nicole Smith, Christina Aguilera and James Franco.

The movie is filled with comedic gags and musical numbers, choreographed by Jack Cole, while the music was written by songwriting teams Hoagy Carmichael & Harold Adamson and Jule Styne & Leo Robin. The songs by Styne and Robin are from the Broadway show, while the songs by Carmichael and Adamson were written especially for the film.

Movie Info

Budget

$2,260,000

Box Office

$648

Tags

Best Friend, Broadway, Double Wedding, Millionaire, Paris France, Song

Attributes

Narrative Location: Paris

Alternate Titles

Blondinen bevorzugt
AT, DE
Domnii prefera blondele
RO
Džentelmenai renkasi blondines
LT
Džentlmeņi izvēlas blondīnes
LV
Els cavallers prefereixen les rosses
ES
Gentlemen foretrækker blondiner
DK
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
AU, CA, GB, US
Gli uomini preferiscono le bionde
IT
Gvarim Madifim Blondiniot
IL
Herrar föredrar blondiner
FI, SE
Herrat pitävät vaaleaveriköistä
FI
Herrat pitävät vaaleaverisistä
FI
Herrer liker blonde piker
NO
Howard Hawks' Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
GB, US
Howard Hawks'in Herrat pitävät vaaleaverisistä
FI
Les hommes préfèrent les blondes
BE, CA, FR
Los caballeros las prefieren rubias
AR, MX, ES, UY, VE
Mannen verkiezen blondes
BE
Mężczyźni wolą blondynki
PL
Moski imajo raje plavolaske
SI
Muskarci vise vole plavuse
YU
Oi andres protimoun tis xanthies
GR
Os Homens Preferem as Loiras
BR, PT
Os Homens Preferem as Louras
BR
Páni mají radsi blondýnky
CS
Páni majú radsej blondínky
CS
Sarışın bomba - Erkekler sarışınları sever
TR
Shinshi wa burondo ga osuki
JP
Szőkék előnyben
HU
Οι άντρες προτιμούν τις ξανθιές
GR
Джентльмени віддають перевагу білявкам
UA
Джентльмены предпочитают блондинок
, RU
Джентълмените предпочитат блондинки
BG
紳士は金髪がお好き
JP
紳士愛美人
TW
绅士爱美人
CN
신사는 금발을 좋아해
KR