The Resource Gentlemen prefer blondes, Twentieth Century Fox ; produced by Sol C. Siegel ; screen play by Charles Lederer ; directed by Howard Hawks

Gentlemen prefer blondes, Twentieth Century Fox ; produced by Sol C. Siegel ; screen play by Charles Lederer ; directed by Howard Hawks

Label
Gentlemen prefer blondes
Title
Gentlemen prefer blondes
Statement of responsibility
Twentieth Century Fox ; produced by Sol C. Siegel ; screen play by Charles Lederer ; directed by Howard Hawks
Title variation
Howard Hawks' Gentlemen prefer blondes
Contributor
Actor
Cinematographer
Director
Film editor
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
Bachelorette showgirl singers Dorothy Shaw and Lorelei Lee are sailing to Paris, courtesy of Lorelei's millionaire boyfriend Gus Esmond, Jr. They're also being shadowed--thanks to Gus Sr.--by private detective Ernie Malone. Lorelei gets embroiled in a contretemps involving Sir Francis "Piggy" Beekman, outspoken Lady Beekman, and a tiara. Dorothy, meanwhile, becomes involved in a running flirtation with the detective. All's well that ends well, but everything plays second fiddle to the snazzy costumes and in-your-face attitudes sported by the showgirls. One of Howard Hawks' biggest commercial hits, this lush, garish, cynical, yet fun-filled fortune-hunter satire is based on a 1949 Broadway musical and has a wisp of a plot, serving merely to tie together the lavish musical numbers
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Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
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Gentlemen prefer blondes (Motion picture : 1953)
Credits note
Director of photography, Harry J. Wild ; film editor, Hugh S. Fowler ; music and lyrics by, Jule Styne and Leo Robin ; music and lyrics [of] "When Love Goes Wrong" and "Anyone Here for Love?" by Hoagy Carmichael and Harold Adamson ; choreography, Jack Cole ; musical direction, Lionel Newman ; art direction, Lyle Wheeler, Joseph C. Wright ; costumes designed by Travilla
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
  • Rating: Not rated
  • CHV rating: G
Language note
In English or dubbed French; Spanish subtitles, English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH), closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.G412 2012
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PerformerNote
Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn, Elliott Reid, Tommy Noonan, George Winslow, Marcel Dalio, Taylor Holmes, Norma Varden, Howard Wendell, Steven Geray
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  • 1896-1977
  • 1903-1982
  • 1910-1976
  • 1926-1962
  • 1921-2011
  • 1920-2013
  • 1921-1968
  • 1946-2015
  • 1900-1983
  • 1878-1959
  • 1904-1973
  • 1912-1975
  • 1905-1994
  • 1895-1966
  • 1893-1981
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  • Hawks, Howard
  • Siegel, Sol C.
  • Lederer, Charles
  • Monroe, Marilyn
  • Russell, Jane
  • Coburn, Charles
  • Reid, Elliott
  • Noonan, Tommy
  • Winslow, George
  • Dalio, Marcel
  • Holmes, Taylor
  • Varden, Norma
  • Wendall, Howard
  • Wild, Harry
  • Robin, Leo
  • Geray, Steven
  • Fowler, Hugh S.
  • Styne, Jule
  • Fields, Joseph A.
  • Loos, Anita
  • Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
  • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Runtime
91
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  • Showgirls
  • Cruise ships
  • Women
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Musical films
  • Showgirls
  • Women
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Paris (France)
  • France
  • New York (State)
Technique
live action
Label
Gentlemen prefer blondes, Twentieth Century Fox ; produced by Sol C. Siegel ; screen play by Charles Lederer ; directed by Howard Hawks
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Special features, languages, subtitles, and number of discs may vary
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1953
  • Based on the musical comedy by Joseph Fields and Anita Loos, presented on the stage by Herman Levin and Oliver Smith
  • Full screen
  • Special features: Theatrical trailer (3 min.); Fox Movietone news: "Marilyn & Jane in Cement" (b & w) (1 min.); One sheet gallery [slide show]; Restoration comparison [text and video feature] (2 min.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Two Little Girls from Little Rock" -- Main titles -- Dorothy & Lorelei -- Off to France -- The stateroom -- "Bye Bye Baby" -- Stop having fun -- "Ain't There Anyone Here for Love?" -- Seating arrangements -- Piggy -- Mr. Malone -- Lady Beekman's tiara -- Mr. Spoffords's table -- Someone worthwhile -- In a jam -- The blonde burglar -- Plan B -- Piggy's present -- A wrong guy -- Paris -- The jig's up -- "When Love Goes Wrong" -- Gus comes to Paris -- "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" -- The missing tiara -- A girl like I -- "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" (Reprise) -- Who's got the tiara? -- Lorelei's logic -- A double wedding
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (91 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
024543261001
Other physical details
sound, color
Physical substance
DVD video
Publisher number
2282671
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)801842038
  • 1769075
  • (OCoLC)ocn801842038
  • 1769075
System details
DVD, region 1, NTSC; full screen presentation (1.33:1); Dolby digital stereo, Dolby digital mono, dual layer
Terms governing use
This DVD disc is copy protected.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Gentlemen prefer blondes, Twentieth Century Fox ; produced by Sol C. Siegel ; screen play by Charles Lederer ; directed by Howard Hawks
Publication
Note
  • Special features, languages, subtitles, and number of discs may vary
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1953
  • Based on the musical comedy by Joseph Fields and Anita Loos, presented on the stage by Herman Levin and Oliver Smith
  • Full screen
  • Special features: Theatrical trailer (3 min.); Fox Movietone news: "Marilyn & Jane in Cement" (b & w) (1 min.); One sheet gallery [slide show]; Restoration comparison [text and video feature] (2 min.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Two Little Girls from Little Rock" -- Main titles -- Dorothy & Lorelei -- Off to France -- The stateroom -- "Bye Bye Baby" -- Stop having fun -- "Ain't There Anyone Here for Love?" -- Seating arrangements -- Piggy -- Mr. Malone -- Lady Beekman's tiara -- Mr. Spoffords's table -- Someone worthwhile -- In a jam -- The blonde burglar -- Plan B -- Piggy's present -- A wrong guy -- Paris -- The jig's up -- "When Love Goes Wrong" -- Gus comes to Paris -- "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" -- The missing tiara -- A girl like I -- "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" (Reprise) -- Who's got the tiara? -- Lorelei's logic -- A double wedding
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (91 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
024543261001
Other physical details
sound, color
Physical substance
DVD video
Publisher number
2282671
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)801842038
  • 1769075
  • (OCoLC)ocn801842038
  • 1769075
System details
DVD, region 1, NTSC; full screen presentation (1.33:1); Dolby digital stereo, Dolby digital mono, dual layer
Terms governing use
This DVD disc is copy protected.
Video recording format
DVD

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