Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Directed by Howard Hawks, USA 1953
88 mins. English dialogue
A classic musical featuring a tight script and a fabulous collection of song and dance numbers (often copied but seldom bettered).  A cynical plotline is wonderfully belied by generous sentiment and the Monroe / Russell sexual stereotypes are used ironically to generate a whole range of erotic gambits: innocence, brashness, temptation and seduction.  Interesting too that the male roles remain mere foils to the sympathetic sparring relationship of the female leads.
What the Critics say:
"One of the top ten best films ever made."  (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)