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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
 
 
Directed by Howard Hawks, USA 1953
88 mins. English dialogue
 
Summary:
 
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)

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