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The Resource Howard Hawks' Gentlemen prefer blondes, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; Twentieth Century Fox presents ; produced by Sol C. Siegel ; screen play by Charles Lederer ; directed by Howard Hawks

Howard Hawks' Gentlemen prefer blondes, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; Twentieth Century Fox presents ; produced by Sol C. Siegel ; screen play by Charles Lederer ; directed by Howard Hawks

Label
Howard Hawks' Gentlemen prefer blondes
Title
Howard Hawks' Gentlemen prefer blondes
Statement of responsibility
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; Twentieth Century Fox presents ; produced by Sol C. Siegel ; screen play by Charles Lederer ; directed by Howard Hawks
Title variation
Gentlemen prefer blondes
Contributor
Actor
Director
Producer
Screenwriter
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
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
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
Language note
In English or dubbed French with optional English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned
PerformerNote
Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn, Elliott Reid, Tommy Noonan, George Winslow, Marcel Dalio, Taylor Holmes, Norma Varden, Howard Wendell, Steven Geray
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1896-1977,
  • 1903-1982,
  • 1910-1976,
  • 1926-1962,
  • 1921-2011,
  • 1895-1966
  • 1893-1981
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hawks, Howard
  • Siegel, Sol C.
  • Lederer, Charles
  • Monroe, Marilyn
  • Russell, Jane
  • Coburn, Charles,
  • Fields, Joseph A.
  • Loos, Anita
  • Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Runtime
91
Technique
live action
Label
Howard Hawks' Gentlemen prefer blondes, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; Twentieth Century Fox presents ; produced by Sol C. Siegel ; screen play by Charles Lederer ; directed by Howard Hawks
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Based on the musical comedy by Joseph Fields and Anita Loos, presented on the stage by Herman Levin and Oliver Smith
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1953
  • 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.) ; Marilyn Monroe theater
  • 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment: 2282671
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
Control code
801842038
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
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
Publisher number
2282671
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD format
Terms governing use
Bates: No public performance rights purchased ; home, library, or classroom use only
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Howard Hawks' Gentlemen prefer blondes, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; Twentieth Century Fox presents ; produced by Sol C. Siegel ; screen play by Charles Lederer ; directed by Howard Hawks
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Based on the musical comedy by Joseph Fields and Anita Loos, presented on the stage by Herman Levin and Oliver Smith
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1953
  • 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.) ; Marilyn Monroe theater
  • 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment: 2282671
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
Control code
801842038
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
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
Publisher number
2282671
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD format
Terms governing use
Bates: No public performance rights purchased ; home, library, or classroom use only
Video recording format
DVD

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